2018 Chateau Branaire-Ducru St Julien

$61.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Over-performing Branaire-Ducru is on top form with the rich and dense 2018. “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.” – James Suckling
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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean Dominique Videau
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
16-20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% new
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1038975
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James Suckling

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.

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Wine Advocate

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.