Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2003 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Icon wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 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 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly stained label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
  • More information....

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: Drink until 2025

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    "There is a touch of brettanomyces on the nose of the Branaire Ducru. It offers light cedar and undergrowth scents, wild mint and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. (...)" (R. Parker / N. Martin - 03/2013)

    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 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly stained label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Space in a wine storage facility
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
    • Vintage: 2003
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2025
    • 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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    Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2003

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