Duluc de Branaire Ducru 2015
- Bordeaux,St Julien
- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Second Wine of Chateau Branaire Ducru
Juicy, with an accessible profile. The plum, fig and boysenberry fruit features mulled spice accents and lively, already-melded brambly grip that rolls through the mesquite-tinged finish. Best from 2019 through 2028.- WS90
Chateau Branaire-Ducru is situated on the opposite side of the road from Chateau Beychevelle in the south of the St-Julien appellation. Patrick Maroteaux has owned the property since 1988 and he has invested heavily in new plantings as well as installing a spanking new cuvier and an ultra-modern chai. Branaire-Ducru's 60 hectares of vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (22%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (3%). The wines are matured in oak barriques (65% new). The proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is even higher than that in the vineyards - 80-85% in most years, which is one of the highest in the Medoc. Branaire-Ducru produces a pure and classic St-Julien which is elegant, ripe, supple and well-balanced. It is classified as a 4ème Cru Classe.