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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé (OWC if 6 bts) 2014

Black fruitFood-friendly wineICON-WINE

13.5%

0.75L

Intensity

This supple, fruity wine, characteristic for Saint-Julien, offers some of the most exceptional value in the appellation. More info

Branaire’s First wine is mainly composed of Cabernet-Sauvignon (about 70%) completed by Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Rich, fragrant and deep, these wines represent the quintessence of Saint-Julien's style. This wine is elegant and straight with melting tannins. To be tasted after 10 to 25 years of maturing in a cellar.

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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé (OWC if 6 bts) 2014

The wine

Branaire’s First wine is mainly composed of Cabernet-Sauvignon (about 70%) completed by Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Rich, fragrant and deep, these wines represent the quintessence of Saint-Julien's style. This wine is elegant and straight with melting tannins. To be tasted after 10 to 25 years of maturing in a cellar.

About the Producer Château Branaire Ducru

Château Branaire, known as Branaire-Ducru, used to be a parcel belonging to the vast Château Beychevelle. Classed as a fourth growth in 1855, it has belonged to a French family since 1988 and is now run by François-Xavier Maroteaux. With an average age of 35, the vineyards span 60 hectares and are home to vines of Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (28%), Petit Verdot (5%), and Cabernet franc (4%). The harvests are carried out by hand so that the grapes can be thoroughly sorted.
The wine from this estate is characterised by its aromatic richness and supple profile. Pumping of the fruit and the wine is avoided to preserve the integrity of the grapes. For a few years now, this cru has been improving in quality, as is proven by the creation of a second wine and by the limiting of yields.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : yes

French customs seal : no

Alcohol percentage : 13.5 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Saint-Julien

Classification : Quatrième Grand Cru Classé

Owner : Famille Maroteaux

Vintage : 2014

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink until 2030

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : sustainable farming More information....

Size (in ha) : 60 hectares

Volume : 260000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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