Chateau Branaire-Ducru, St Julien, 4eme Cru Classe, 2009
Region: St Julien, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 65% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% of Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.
WA: 96 points RP
Medium to deep garnet color and reveals compelling notions of warm cassis, licorice, baked plums and hoisin with hints of sautéed herbs and pencil lead. Youthful and medium to full-bodied, it has a generous core of black fruits with a firm and grainy structure and bags of freshness, finishing long with great purity. Lisa Perrotti-Brown 2019 Wine Advocate
Having recognised the unrealised potential of this viticultural sleeping beauty, Patrick Maroteaux and his family bought Château Branaire-Ducru in 1988. They decided to write a new chapter in the history of this fourth grand cru classé of 1855 and embarked on massive refurbishment and work involving all the components that contribute to the production of great wine: the vines, the vathouse and cellars, as well as the Château itself, which is the most visible representation of an estate.