[email protected] | +44 203 925 4526

Branaire Ducru 2023

Branaire-Ducru

Case Format: 6x150cl

Drinking Window: 2042.0

Château Branaire is a wine estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region in France. This property produces red wine classified among the ten “Fourth Growths” in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855. In total, the vineyard covers 50 hectares. The majority of the plantation is devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), followed by Merlot (22%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (4%).

IN BOND

CRITIC REVIEWS

93-94
William Kelley

The 2023 Branaire-Ducru has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with classy aromas of dark berries, plums, pencil shavings and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, cool and layered palate thats seamless, complete and enveloping, with terrific depth and vibrancy of fruit, refined tannins and a long, suave finish. At 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc and 3.5% Petit Verdot, its almost the same blend as the 2022, though at 13.1% alcohol and a pH of 3.63, its more classically proportioned. Harvest began on September 12 and dragged on through October 4, parcel by parcel, with the vintages healthy yields meaning the team could use their new winery, equipped with 63 smaller tanks, to keep all those components separate.

95-96
James Suckling

This has so much lead pencil, stone and blackcurrant character, as well as blackberry. It’s medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a polished finish. Very classy and structured.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Please note the price indicated by Duty Paid shows the cost of the wine with the applicable taxes (Duty & VAT) added.
Cru Wine stores all its wines in-bond with LCB Eton Park. When choosing your Shipping Method, if you would like to keep the wine stored in-bond, please select "1 Month Free Storage at LCB Eton Park". This also applies to wines which are currently En Primeur as these are not available for immediate delivery. Storage charges will apply if you choose to store your wines with us. If you would like your wines delivered, please select "Private Home Delivery in the UK". Duty and VAT will be applied if you choose to have your wines delivered to a UK address. If you live outside of mainland UK additional delivery charges will occur. Please see our FAQs Page for further information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

COLOUR

COUNTRY

REGION

VINTAGE

CASE FORMAT

DRINKING WINDOW

2042.0

icon-message.png

NEED ADVICE? CALL +44 (0)203 92545

Lines open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

No Recently Viewed Products

Cru Wine Ltd.

Registered company 08579498. Cru Wine Limited, 109 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 0QH. VAT Number: GB180547111. All rights reserved.