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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé  1998 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1998

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

  • €100
  • Price per bottle: €50
    Previous price: €115
  • Discount: 15 %
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    Livraison (standard) estimée entre le 16/12/19 et le 19/12/19

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Lot Description: Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1998

Lot description

  • Quantity 2 Bottles
  • Level:2 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 50
  • Volume: 180000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic 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.

    Château Branaire's vines, known as Branaire-Ducru, were once part of Château Beychevelle's vast vineyard. Classified as a fourth growth in 1855, it has belonged to a family-owned group headed by Patrick Maroteaux since 1988. The vineyard is located on one of the finest gravelly hilltops in the commune of Saint Julien-Beychevelle. The wine is very supple with an exceptional aromatic richness. Vinification has been carried out in a modern gravity-operated winery since 1991. Pumping of the harvested grapes and the wine is thereby avoided, and the grapes are kept whole and undamaged.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

89/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
88/100Wine Spectator
87/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
89/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
"A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by an attractive bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, black currants, raspberries, and spice. Medium-bodied, with beautifully knit flavors revealing excellent definition (...)" R. Parker (04/2001)