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Château Branaire-Ducru 2019

Bordeaux - Saint-Julien - 4ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Branaire-Ducru

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 56%
Merlot 35%
Cabernet Franc 5%
Petit Verdot 4%
Château Branaire-Ducru

Château Branaire-Ducru

The Château Branaire-Ducru is one of the most modern Domaines from Saint-Julien, whose particularly elegant wines invite nothing but pleasure. The first owner was a Bordeaux notary, Jean-Baptiste Braneyre, who in 1680 fully perceived its potential.

The Château as we know it today was built by his descendants, the Duluc family. 

In 1855, the Château Branaire was named Fourth Grand Cru Classé in the famous classification formalized for the Paris World's Fair. The name Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) was finally adopted by Gustave Ducru in 1857. It wasn't until 1988 that it came under the banner of the Maroteaux family, marking the beginning of an era of modernity with the aim of producing great wines, irreproachable in expression and complexity. Today, François-Xavier Maroteaux is the second generation to uphold this philosophy.

The Château Branaire-Ducru lies on magnificent soil of deep gravel over clay, facing the Gironde estuary. The 60-hectare vineyard is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

The estate also produces a Second wine, Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.

The wines of Château Branaire-Ducru are wines of emotion: fleshy, complex and sign a true expression of fruit.

Critics Château Branaire-Ducru 2019.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Jancis Robinson
Vinous - A. Galloni
Jean-Marc Quarin

Description Château Branaire-Ducru 2019.

The 2019 vintage is a beautiful vintage that has experienced climatic phases of slowing down and accelerating. We will particularly remember a scorching summer with strong heat in June and July compensated by saving rains in August which favored a perfect maturation of the berries. The month of September finally offered a very nice harvest.

Blend of the 2019 vintage : 56% Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

The robe shows a dense and deep color, almost black purple.

The nose is bursting with freshness and aromatic expression, with notes of red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry, toasted oak and roasted cocoa.

The palate is round, dense and offers a lot of structure with a beautiful finesse. The tannins are elegant and racy, giving the sensation of a balanced power. The flavors of jammy black fruits, blackberry and blackcurrant, and spices are prolonged until the finish, very long, powerful and noble.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Branaire-Ducru 2019 can just as easily accompany a roasted shoulder of lamb with forest apples as a duck with figs and cherries. But it also goes well with a salmis of pigeon, a roasted Bresse chicken or pasta with truffles.

Enjoy it with soft cheese with a bloomy rind such as Brie, Coulommiers, and other types of cheese such as Edam or Gouda.

Ageing potential and tasting:

To be served at room temperature, taking care to put the bottle in the room the day before and to decant it 5 to 6 hours before tasting at least

Ageing potential: The wine will reach its peak between 2029 and 2039. Do not hesitate to carry out successive tastings to measure the wine's evolution and its qualitative peak.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.