Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.216 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Eric

Losing some of it’s magic already.

Losing some of it’s magic already.

Sep 26th, 2022
Eric

Ah, ducru, it’s been too long. Balance. Sheer balance! Coffee and cocoa and lead pencil and jeez, I dunno, it’s great stuff. Comforting. Love it.

Ah, ducru, it’s been too long. Balance. Sheer balance! Coffee and cocoa and lead pencil and jeez, I dunno, it’s great stuff. Comforting. Love it.

May 6th, 2022
Eric

Deep purple color. This wine needed two hours to open up before displaying black cherry and cola notes followed by tar and black pepper. A rich, powerful pour in 2019 that is sure to improve for 10+ years. Cheers!

Deep purple color. This wine needed two hours to open up before displaying black cherry and cola notes followed by tar and black pepper. A rich, powerful pour in 2019 that is sure to improve for 10+ years. Cheers!

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2019
Ed Chin

NICE!

NICE!

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

16 is the most consistent I’ve tasted in all my 20 years. If you are worried about 17 Napa, buy 16 Bordeaux. Ripe, rich, red, purple and blue fruits. Soft and elegant florals and dances on the palate. Great acidity and delicious rich, balanced finish.

16 is the most consistent I’ve tasted in all my 20 years. If you are worried about 17 Napa, buy 16 Bordeaux. Ripe, rich, red, purple and blue fruits. Soft and elegant florals and dances on the palate. Great acidity and delicious rich, balanced finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.4

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2019
John Van Trijp

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2017
Miles Perry

#16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019. A Bordeaux blend full of flavor and complexity.

#16 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019. A Bordeaux blend full of flavor and complexity.

Jan 16th, 2022
John Wayne Ma

Robert Parker 9.2-9.4 NT$2320 icheer Gift from Margret

Robert Parker 9.2-9.4 NT$2320 icheer Gift from Margret

Feb 7th, 2021
Jazmina

Black current, nutmeg, white pepper, eucalyptus on the nose blackberry hand pies topped with black raspberry jam with a dusting of cocoa and a bit of cigar box lingering on the finish. Elegance and balance with a tension/strong backbone that shows a beautiful aging potential.

Black current, nutmeg, white pepper, eucalyptus on the nose blackberry hand pies topped with black raspberry jam with a dusting of cocoa and a bit of cigar box lingering on the finish. Elegance and balance with a tension/strong backbone that shows a beautiful aging potential.

May 2nd, 2020