Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien 750ml 2017

France, Bordeaux
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Branaire-Ducru_Saint-Julien_750ml_2017
R1,250

Critic Score

94
AG

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Tasting notes:
'The 2017 Branaire-Ducru is all class and finesse. Bright and focused, the 2017 speaks with a clear, well-articulated voice. I especially like the energy here. Soft and understated in the classic Branaire style, the 2017 offers notes of red and purplish fruit intermingled with expressive floral and spice notes. The 2017 is such a pretty Saint-Julien. Tasted two times.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 94/100 (Mar 2020)

'An elegantly structured wine, this is both juicy and packed with tannins. Ripe berry flavors are equally prominent in this balanced wine. The wine's future is promising; drink from 2024.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 94/100 (Mar 2020)

'A polished style, with a perfumed mesquite note draped over a core of plum and blackberry puree flavors. The finish lingers, with a mineral hint amid the fruit. Pure and aromatic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2032.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Mar 2020)

About Château Branaire-Ducru:
Located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, Château Branaire-Ducru was founded in 1680 by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre. It was once part of the Château Beychevelle estate, but was broken-up in the 17th Century upon the owner’s death. Today Château Branaire-Ducru consists of 50 hectares planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
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Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating AG 94
Drink to Long-term cellaring
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