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Château Branaire Ducru 2009 4eme Cru St Julien

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Owned by Patrick Maroteaux since 1988, Château Branaire-Ducru is situated on the opposite side of the road from Château Beychevelle in the south of the St-Julien appellation. The 60 hectares of vineyards are planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Type:
Vintage:
2009
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2018 to 2030
Closure Type:
Cork
£75.00
 

Château Branaire-Ducru

Classified as a fourth growth in 1855, Château Branaire-Ducru is located in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc region of Bordeaux. Since a family enterprise acquired it in 1988 and Patrick Maroteaux has managed the estate, considerable improvements to the property have brought to the wine a remarkable regularity of quality. Château Branaire-Ducru, a fourth growth in the 1855 classification, covers some sixty hectares (150 acres). The average age of the vineyard is 35 years. The grape mix is 70% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% of Merlot, 5% of Cabernet Franc and 3% of Petit Verdot.

Tasting Notes

This is a classic St. Julien - elegant, ripe, supple and well-balanced. A sumptuous claret with a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Food Matches

Enjoy with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.