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Château Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien 2015


  • Type : Wine
  • Grape Variety: Blend - Bordeaux Red
  • Country/State: France
  • Region: Bordeaux AOC, Saint-Julien AOC
  • Winery: Château Branaire-Ducru

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Winemaker’s Notes

2015 Château Branaire-Ducru – Saint Julien Grand Cru Classé

Appelation: Saint Julien AOC

Location: Bordeaux France – Haut Medoc

Terroir / Soil: deep quaternary gravels with clay in the subsoil

Grape varieties: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc

Vinification: Stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Size of tanks adapted to size of vineyard plots. Tanks filling using gravity. First modern winery using gravity flow system in 1991. Fermentation temperature

Barrel: Aged 18 months in French oak, 60% new

Owner: Family group managed by Patrick MAROTEAUX

Food pairing: Beef stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will complement well this great wine!

 

Reviews

Vinous – “The 2015 Branaire Ducru is a gorgeous, totally sexy wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint, sweet red berry and gently spiced notes give the wine much of its gracious, lilting personality. Precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 Branaire is all class. It’s easy to overlook Brainaire in the context of Saint-Julien, where most of the other important wines are much more powerful. Branaire always speaks with a hushed, discreet voice. Readers who appreciate finesse will find much to admire here. The 2015 is a wine of pure and total sensual pleasure. In 2015, the blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. Don’t miss it. Tasted two times.” (95 Pts)

Wine Enthusiast – “This family-owned estate has produced a structured and dark wine with great concentration balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit. It is a wine with a good future. The aftertaste leaves juicy acidity and firm tannins. Drink from 2025.” (95 Pts)

Wine Spectator – “This pumps lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture notes along, pushed by a rather polished but ample structure. Lots of anise and violet details cascade in on the finish, giving this extra aromatic dimension. Best from 2020 through 2038.” (94 Pts)

James Suckling – “Quite ripe with aromas of currants, violets, rich dark plums, dark chocolate, graphite and toasty cedary oak. Really complex. The palate has impressive polish and depth. Very supple and smooth tannins, carrying long, bright flavors of plums and dark cherries. Superb. Best from 2022.” (93 Pts)

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