Château Branaire Ducru


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R 1,695

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750 ml (Standard)


68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 2% Petit Verdot




91 Points - Wine Spectator 91 Points - Robert Parker


13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 to 30 yrs+
Origin: Bordeaux Appellation: Saint-Julien

Tasting Notes:

Château Branaire-Ducru is the estate's grand vin and approximately 300,000 bottles are produced a year. It is Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, with the addition of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Black Currant
Black Currant


Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate


In the short story “Taste ,” written in 1953 by the famous author, Roald Dahl, in which two wine lovers are arguing about wine during a blind tasting , the wine they are discussing is Chateau Branaire Ducru!

On average, the vines are close to 35 years of age. But the estate has older vines as well. The oldest vines date back close to 90 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 6,700 to 10,000 vines per hectare. The higher levels of vine density are for the newer plantings. It is the goal of the property to continue increasing the vine density in all of the better terroir.

At Chateau Branaire Ducru, fermentation takes place in 28 temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. The 28 vats vary in size. The vats range in size from as small as 30 hectoliters and go all the way up to 210 hectoliters. Each vat is sized for the needs of each specific vineyard parcel. Each vat is filled using a gravity based system. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at temperatures between 26 to 28 degrees Celsius. The average length of maceration lasts about 21 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. The press wine is aged separately.

The wine of Chateau Branaire Ducru is aged in 60 to 65% new, French oak barrels for between 16-20 months. The amount of new oak varies depending on the quality, character and style of the vintage.

Food pairing

Chateau Branaire Ducru is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed and grilled dishes.

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