Saint Julien de Branaire Ducru 2013
Chateau Branaire Ducru has a long history that goes all the way back to 1680. The Médoc, or left bank of Bordeaux, is perhaps defined by its iconic châteaux that represent the powerful wines that are found here.
While the number of family-owned châteaux is becoming increasingly smaller in the Médoc, the Maroteaux family has owned Branaire-Ducru since 1988.
Saint-Julien de Branaire-Ducru forms part of our Grandes Signatures Bordeaux range and takes advantage of the same treatment and care provided to his elder. Saint-Julien de Branaire-Ducru carries high the colors of the Saint-Julien appellation.
Garnet in color with a touch of vanilla, fresh herbs, spicy blackberry, smoke and floral notes. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and offers bright red berries and fresh cassis, ending on a light, spicy fruit note. This should be accessible on release.Initially it is still showing its structure more than fruit, although this will even out as itmatures.
Cabernet-Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet franc 5%, Petit-Verdot 3%
92 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating