Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Branaire-Ducru has an earthy nose over a core of red and black currants with hints of tapenade, pencil shavings and sage. The medium-bodied palate is firm and chewy, with just enough fruit and a lively finish.
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.