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Château Branaire Ducru 4ème Grand Cru Classé 2012

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • 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
  • 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 2030

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • 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, 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
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Trade
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 4ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Maroteaux
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2030
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
    • 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 2012

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