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CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 4me cru classe, St-Julien 2005

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95 points - JL 95 JL 93 points - RP 93 RP CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 4me cru classe, St-Julien 2005 CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 4me cru classe, St-Julien 2005

CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 4me cru classe, St-Julien 2005

Chateau Branaire-Ducru is a fourth growth (4ème Cru Classé) St-Julien estate, in the southern area of the appellation. The Grand Vin has a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon between 80-85% in most years; one of the highest in the Médoc. The grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a three week post fermentation maceration to build tannin structure before the wine is matured in 60-65% new French oak barriques for 16-20 months. Branaire-Ducru is renowned for producing classic claret wines that are elegant, ripe and well balanced.
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Chateau Branaire-Ducru is a fourth growth (4ème Cru Classé) St-Julien estate, in the southern area of the appellation. The Grand Vin has a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon between 80-85% in most years; one of the highest in the Médoc. The grapes are hand-harvested and undergo a three week post fermentation maceration to build tannin structure before the wine is matured in 60-65% new French oak barriques for 16-20 months. Branaire-Ducru is renowned for producing classic claret wines that are elegant, ripe and well balanced.
  • Style: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Region: St-Julien
  • Code: BRAN
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Country: France

Region St-Julien

Small but mighty, the appellation of St.-Julien, on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, has long enjoyed a reputation for exceptional quality and consistency. Compared to its neighbours in Bordeaux, St.-Julien produces the highest proportion of classified-growth wines, with more than three-quarters of the vineyards devoted to top-ranked producers. They include several “Super Second” chateaux and many other outstanding classified growths and Cru Bourgeois. Saint-Julien wines are beautifully balanced, with a great richness, depth of colour, and elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon prevails, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc used for blending in the classic Bordeaux style.

Winery CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU

Chateau Branaire Ducru

Chateau Branaire Ducru is a fourth growth (4ème Cru Classé) estate in St-Julien. The Chateau has 60 ha of vineyards planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (22%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The Grand Vin has one of the highest proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend among all the wines of the Médoc. A second wine called Duluc de Branaire Ducru is produced from the estate’s younger vines.

ABN: 13 133 179 656
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