2016 Château Branaire Ducru
Château Branaire Ducru (Saint-Julien)
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A cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot makes the red wine Château Branaire Ducru 2016 one of the most popular wines in the world. In 2019, this wine from the Wine Region Bordeaux (Saint-Julien) was named one of the TOP 100 wines by the wine magazine Wine Spectator. The climate in this French wine region is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean with warm summers and mild winters, the perfect characteristics to produce a unique red wine.
The Château Branaire Ducru 2016 is a powerful and complex red wine. In its youth it often appears strict due to its high tannin content, only a longer maturing period of at least 5 years in the cellar allows it to develop its full taste.
With 96 points from the Wine Spectator, this French red wine from Bordeaux convinces all wine lovers.
Technical sheet · Château Branaire Ducru
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1967, 1966, 1964, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1958, 1955, 1949, 1947, 1943, 1940, 1937, 1931 and 1926
|Winery:||Château Branaire Ducru|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Cabernet Franc (6%), Petit Verdot (3%), Merlot (27%)|
Description · Château Branaire Ducru
2016 Château Branaire Ducru (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot)
- Colour: light ruby red.
- Nose: stone and Frischobstaroma.
- Mouth: Medium black cherry and cranberry taste, nice balance. Medium long, clean finish.
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Saint-Julien
VINEYARD: Château Branaire Ducru
VARIETIES (N): Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
RIPE: ageing in oak barrels for a period of 16 to 20 months with 60-65% new oak barrels. Light roasting of the barrels to respect the fruity power of the wine.
PRODUCTION: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the size of which adapts to the specific characteristics of the different parcels of the vineyard. The wine is the result of a controlled fermentation at a temperature between 26 and 28ºC.
FITS: starters, cheeses, mixed dishes, potatoes, pasta dishes, spices, mushrooms, duck
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16ºC
ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH: 13%
Château Branaire Ducru
Already in 1860, when Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought the property, he realized the value of these magnificent Médoc terroirs composed mainly of gravel and width located near the Gironde estuary. The key to the typicality of our wines is in the mineral composition of these soils only. Along with...
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Highlighted review about 2016 Château Branaire Ducru
Posted on 28/11/18 at 09.03
Château Branaire Ducru 2016
However, it must be very attentive to mildew. ,, A beautiful dry and sunny beach at the end of the first decade of June is favorable at a beautiful flowering in the majority of our plots. ,, Summer, from 23/06 to 13/09, is extremely dry (5. 5mm rain in July, 14 in August 5mm) and very sunny
Water constraints are gradually very marked up in the vineyard, especially favorable at enriching windows in phenolic compounds (color and tannins) and then at a slow but complete refinement of the tannins and the aromatic structure of the wine. ,, A rainy period of 13 to 16 September (38mm) is very useful to perfect the final stages of maturation, especially for the youngest vines. ,
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Reviews about Château Branaire Ducru 2013
This 2013 vintage is elegant and seductive. I has a nice aromatic definition of fine fruit and accurate. The palate is balanced, on a pretty tasty flesh with delicate tannins. Good acidity and a nice freshness.
Notations: James Suckling: 91-92 / 100, RVF: 16.5-17 / 20 Wine Spectator: 89-92 / 100
Drink or keep: 2018 - 2028
PAIRING: Game birds
Reviews about Château Branaire Ducru 2015
A really tasteful wine of red ruby colour . Smells good, licorice and violet aromas. On the palate was quite thick.
Good wine, even when taken alone.
Reviews about Château Branaire Ducru 2014
This wine is rather watery for my taste.