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Château Branaire Ducru 2022

Saint-Julien AOC 4eme Grand Cru Classe

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  • 96-97, James Suckling, 2023
  • 95-97, William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 2023
  • 16+, Jancis Robinson, 2023
  • 95-97, Neal Martin, 2023

The Wine Advocate called this "a brilliant wine”, “it comes warmly recommended”. The property dates back to 1680, but it was new owners in 1988 that have made the real difference. Awarded 96-97 points, the 2022 is superb, elegant and complex.

The Wine Advocate called this "a brilliant wine”, “it comes warmly recommended”. The property dates back to 1680, but it was new owners in 1988 that have made the real difference. Awarded 96-97 points, the 2022 is superb, elegant and complex.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Elegant, fresh, with layers of fruit, herbs, tobacco, grippy tannins

Aroma

Baked plum, blackcurrant, earth, pencil lead and herb notes

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Branaire Ducru 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2042

Lying in the south of Saint-Julien, opposite Château Beychevelle and close neighbours to Second Growths Ducru Beaucaillou, Gruaud Larose and Léoville Barton, Branaire Ducru is a very fine Fourth Growth. Since 1988, it has been owned by the Maroteaux family – Patrick and now his son François – who have made significant investment to upgrade vineyards and build a new winery and chai for ageing. Nevertheless, as Wine Advocate says: “Given the Maroteaux family’s sensible approach to pricing, this is likely to number among the must-purchase wines of the 2022 vintage”. “This represents an excellent Branaire Ducru that will age over many years and will surely appeal to those seeking more classical Saint-Julien” (Vinous). A serious wine, to cellar.

"A brilliant wine that's the finest young vintage I've tasted at this Saint-Julien estate" William Kelley
Wine Advocate, 95-97 Pts
Map showing Saint-Julien AOC 4eme Grand Cru Classe
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