128.00 SGD -15%
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Owned by the Maroteaux family since 1988, Château Branaire Ducru is a sure bet in the Saint Julien appellation. This relatively confidential production (only 12,000 cases) is a must in the Médoc for all lovers of Saint Julien wines.
After manual harvesting, the grapes are vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Each plot is vinified in a vat of suitable size and the vats are filled by gravity. The wines are aged in barrels for 16 to 20 months with 60 to 65% new oak. The wines of Château Branaire-Ducru display a burst of fruit, finesse and suppleness characteristic of the property.
This Fourth Growth St Julien estate has been performing consistently well for the past several vintages and 2014 is no exception.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Branaire-Ducru offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, suffused with tobacco and pleasant undergrowth aromas, perhaps just missing the precision of the Beychevelle at the moment. The palate is supple on the entry with a slightly grainy texture, the acidity well judged, a little edginess towards the finish that just needs to must more depth, more drive. Not bad for the vintage, although I would like to see some improvement in bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
92 Jeff Leve
93 Wine Spectator
94 Wine Enthusiast