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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé  2005 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2005

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

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Lot Description: Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2005

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2030
  • 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

93/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
92/100Wine Spectator
16.5/20 (2009)Bettane & Desseauve
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
94/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
91/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2030

Tasting notes - Extract
"the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony." R. Parker (04/2008)