Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1986 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 1986

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 12% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 top-shoulder
  • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 slightly raised cork
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gigue de chevreuil, Civet de lapin, Ris de veau à la crème.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Dark garnet with an attractive bouquet of earth, minerals, cedar, spice, and currants, this wine remains firm and structured. Cedar, graphite, red currants, and mineral flavors are present in its medium-bodied presentation on the palate." R. Parker (01/2003)

    Lot presentation
    Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain Château Branaire Ducru

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 top-shoulder
    • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 slightly raised cork
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
    • Vintage: 1986
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 50
    • Volume: 180000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 3% Petit verdot, 5% Cabernet franc
    Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé

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