Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017

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Chateau Branaire Ducru, Chateau Branaire Ducru, 2017

Tasting Notes Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017

92-93

This is very tight and focused with a precise depth of blackberry and blueberry fruit. Full body, melted tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. Shows a compacted style.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
91-94

The 2017 Branaire-Ducru offers lovely depth and density. The characteristic dark red/purplish fruit character of Brainaire comes through beautifully. As always, Branaire is a wine of polish and finesse. Stylistically, the 2017 comes across as a smaller scaled and more accessible version of the 2015. If that sounds appealing, well, it is. The 2017 is really quite lovely. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
91-93

The 2017 Branaire Ducru was picked 13 September until 4 October over a three-week period, cropped at 39.6hl/ha. The alcohol here is 13.2°. The wine is aged in 60% new oak, which is how the sample was made. It has a harmonious bouquet with brambly black fruit, melted tar and tobacco scents, not powerful but precise. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth texture, fine tannin, just a subtle savory note developing and merging nicely with the black fruit, hints of white pepper and cedar towards the poised finish that is quintessential Saint-Julien. There is an essence of drinkability about this Branaire-Ducru and I can imagine this being approachable after three to four years. This is a very fine Branaire-Ducru.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
90-93

The plum and cherry paste flavors show good energy, with floral lift and sleek graphite accents adding to the sense of range and definition. Well done.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
88-90

The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Branaire-Ducru gives up notes of baked black berries, red cherries and mulberries with touches of potpourri and smoked meats. Medium-bodied with a lively line lifting the good concentration of red and black fruits, it has a chewy frame and grippy finish.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com

Chateau Branaire Ducru Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 Chateau Branaire Ducru £436.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2016 Chateau Branaire Ducru £460.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2013 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2012 Chateau Branaire Ducru £410.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2012 Chateau Branaire Ducru £215.00 6x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2011 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2010 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2009 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2008 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2007 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2006 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2004 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2003 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2002 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2001 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1998 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1997 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1995 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1990 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1989 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1986 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1982 Chateau Branaire Ducru POA 12x75cl