A stunning success for the vintage, this enticing St.-Julien reveals notes of lead pencil shavings, sweet raspberries and black currants and a subtle touch of oak. Elegant, restrained yet authoritative and impressively intense, it is a medium to full-bodied, lightly tannic effort will be even better with 1-2 years of bottle age and will keep for 15-20 years.
Located in Saint Julien, Château Branaire-Ducru was originally part of Château Beychevelle. Jean-Baptiste Braneyre bought the property and became known as Château Branaire in 1680 after he gave the estate his name. After almost 200 years, in 1875, Gustave Ducru became the sole proprietor, thus giving birth to the name Branaire-Ducru.