Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018

Current Market Price: £460.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru, Chateau Branaire Ducru, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018

95-96

This is a fantastic Brainaire with deep and dark fruit, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Lots of raspberries, too. Full-bodied with firm and creamy tannins and a super long finish. We will see if it’s better than 2016, but on its way.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
94-97

This is well-packed, with blueberry, açaí and blackberry fruit flavors and licorice snap and fruitcake notes. Long and refined despite the copious fruit, showing polish and poise through the finish.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
93-96

The 2018 Branaire-Ducru is fabulous. Bright, lifted and impeccably precise, the 2018 is one of the best recent Branaires I can remember tasting. The 2018 is distinguished by its vertical lift, striking aromatic intensity and exceptional balance. Lavender, rose petal, gravel, mint and sweet red/purplish berry fruit are all given an extra kick of textural richness. More than anything else, I was blown away by the wine's density and precision. The 2018 is dazzling. There's not much else to say. Well, except the obvious question, which is why is Branaire not at this level every year? The 2018 is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
93

Branaire-Ducru has managed to produce an exceptionally balanced and refined St-Julien in a year when that was not the easiest task. Depth and complexity is clear, although it's just a little held back right now. The architecture is such that there are walls to scale and depths to plumb, but with less generosity overall. 53hl/ha yield.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
92-94

The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Branaire-Ducru begins just a tad reduced with broody tar, rubber and fried herbs scents giving way to a fragrant core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry coulis with touches of smoked meats and tobacco. Full-bodied, firm and rugged in the mouth with brawny, muscular fruit and a sturdy frame of grainy tannins, it finishes long and savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

Chateau Branaire Ducru Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2018 Chateau Branaire Ducru £460.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017 Chateau Branaire Ducru £360.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2016 Chateau Branaire Ducru £429.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru £429.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru £375.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2013 Chateau Branaire Ducru £330.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2012 Chateau Branaire Ducru £390.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2011 Chateau Branaire Ducru £360.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2010 Chateau Branaire Ducru £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2009 Chateau Branaire Ducru £620.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2008 Chateau Branaire Ducru £475.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2007 Chateau Branaire Ducru £395.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2006 Chateau Branaire Ducru £500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru £715.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2004 Chateau Branaire Ducru £490.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2003 Chateau Branaire Ducru £635.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2002 Chateau Branaire Ducru £603.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2001 Chateau Branaire Ducru £590.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru £820.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru £636.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1998 Chateau Branaire Ducru £516.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1997 Chateau Branaire Ducru £564.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru £708.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1995 Chateau Branaire Ducru £687.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1990 Chateau Branaire Ducru £840.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1989 Chateau Branaire Ducru £996.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1986 Chateau Branaire Ducru £720.00 12x75cl
Chateau Branaire Ducru 1982 Chateau Branaire Ducru £1,260.00 12x75cl