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.
This is a classic St. Julien - elegant, ripe, supple and well-balanced. A sumptuous claret with a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Enjoy with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.