2019 Château Branaire-Ducru, Cru Classé St-Julien

2019 Château Branaire-Ducru, Cru Classé St-Julien

This St-Julien property is one of Bordeaux’s biggest overachievers. In the heart of the appellation, run by the charming Francois-Xavier Maroteaux, it’s a property which always exceeds expectations, which wows with its sense of balance, purity, and elegance. In 2019, it’s a must-buy.

Critic score
94.25/100 info
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Bottle
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3 available
£44.68
Bottle
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6 available
£44.68
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£44.68

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    56% Cabernet Sauvignon
    35% Merlot
    5% Petit Verdot
    4% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2046info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%

Tasting notes

Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
95—96/100

Floral-studded nose along with cassis fruits, this is an enjoyable Branaire Ducru that is easy to recommend. Lighter-framed than some in the appellation with its characteristic fine tannins making this a medium-term drinker within the St Julien context. Plenty of juice running through the palate, enjoyable baked earth and menthol notes and a kick of salinity on the finish. A yield of 43hl/ha. 4% Cabernet Franc completes the blend.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
93/100

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