2011 Chateau Branaire-Ducru - Grand Cru Saint Julien Bordeaux


  • Name: 2011 Château Branaire-Ducru - Saint Julien Grand Cru Classé 
    Area: saint julien bordeaux (see Map)
    Appelation: Saint Julien. Grand Cru Classé
    Tasting note: Score 91-93. Robert Parker April 2012 - A top-notch effort from this estate, the 2011 exhibits an exotic perfume of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, raspberry jam and red as well as black currans. Loads of fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and velvety tannin suggest this beauty will drink well for 15+ years. It is one of the stars of the appellation in this vintage. bravo! Drink 2012-2027
    Food pairing: Beed stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will complement well this great wine!
    Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
    Size of the vineyard / Total Production: 60 hectares - Avg 350,000 bottles per year
    Terroir / Soil: deep quaternary gravels with clay in the subsoil
    Age of the vines: 35 years old
    Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit-Verdot
    Vinification: Stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Size of tanks adapted to size of vineyard plots. Tanks filling using gravity. First modern winery using gravity flow system in 1991. Fermentation temperature
    Owner: Family group managed by Patrick MAROTEAUX
    Château Branaire-Ducru is a member of the Bordeaux Union of Grands Crus, of Medocʼs Council of Crus Classés and of the Bordeaux Wine Academy
  • Château Branaire is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Branaire is also the name of the main red wine produced by this property and which was classified as one of the ten 'Fourth Growths' (Quatrièmes Crus) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. -From Wikipedia

Category: Bordeaux, Red, Saint Julien

Type: Wine

Vendor: zWineClub

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