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    Branaire-Ducru

    In 1680 Branaire-Ducru was part of the massive Beychevelle estate. When the owner died in a world of debt the estate was broken up and sold in lots. Branaire-Ducru was one of them and traces its independence to this date. Since Patrick Maroteaux bought Branaire-Ducru in 1988, the wines have improved in quality year on year. Maroteaux was the first to use gravity to fill the tanks in the winery, assisted by Philippe Dhalluin who went on to work for Mouton Rothschild. These gradual small improvements have made a big difference in the glass. Now this 60ha, 4th Cru Classé is one of the better value quality wines to buy in Saint-Julien today.

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    15 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,432.54
    2000

    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,432.54
    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £868.07
    2000

    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 24 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £868.07
    Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,226.14
    2005

    Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    This is opulent, but with restraint. The fruit is rich, black and delicious. Touches of spice and wood are present, lending complexity to the ripe fruits and balanced tannins. Impressive.
    Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,226.14
    Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,215.34
    2009

    Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,215.34
    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £944.14
    2011

    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A very pretty red with flowers, blackberries, and blueberries. Full and silky with racy tannins and a long finish. Some hints of cocoa and pleasant bitterness. Well structured.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £944.14
    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £524.87
    2011

    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A very pretty red with flowers, blackberries, and blueberries. Full and silky with racy tannins and a long finish. Some hints of cocoa and pleasant bitterness. Well structured.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £524.87
    Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £503.87
    2015

    Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (95)

    The 2015 Branaire Ducru is a gorgeous, totally sexy wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint, sweet red berry and gently spiced notes give the wine much of its gracious, lilting personality. Precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 Branaire is all class. It's easy to overlook Brainaire in the context of Saint-Julien, where most of the other important wines are much more powerful. Branaire always speaks with a hushed, discreet voice. Readers who appreciate finesse will find much to admire here. The 2015 is a wine of pure and total sensual pleasure. In 2015, the blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. Don't miss it. Tasted two times.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £503.87
    Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £393.47
    2016

    Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96)

    The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very classy red that isn't shy about its power but pushes its purity to the fore. Best from 2024 through 2039.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £393.47
    Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £725.74
    2018

    Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97.0 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £725.74
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £217.75
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 18 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £217.75
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £319.12
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 6 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £319.12
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £234.84
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 10 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £234.84
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £322.67
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £322.67
    Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £295.07
    2020

    Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (94-96)

    The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    11-13 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £295.07
    Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £266.87
    2021

    Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £266.87
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,167.00
    2000

    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,167.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £710.00
    2000

    Branaire-Ducru 2000 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 24 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £710.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £995.00
    2005

    Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (95)

    This is opulent, but with restraint. The fruit is rich, black and delicious. Touches of spice and wood are present, lending complexity to the ripe fruits and balanced tannins. Impressive.
    Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95.0 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £995.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £986.00
    2009

    Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £986.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £760.00
    2011

    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A very pretty red with flowers, blackberries, and blueberries. Full and silky with racy tannins and a long finish. Some hints of cocoa and pleasant bitterness. Well structured.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 92.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £760.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £424.00
    2011

    Branaire-Ducru 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (92-93)

    A very pretty red with flowers, blackberries, and blueberries. Full and silky with racy tannins and a long finish. Some hints of cocoa and pleasant bitterness. Well structured.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 92.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £424.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £406.50
    2015

    Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (95)

    The 2015 Branaire Ducru is a gorgeous, totally sexy wine. Rose petal, lavender, mint, sweet red berry and gently spiced notes give the wine much of its gracious, lilting personality. Precise and nuanced to the core, the 2015 Branaire is all class. It's easy to overlook Brainaire in the context of Saint-Julien, where most of the other important wines are much more powerful. Branaire always speaks with a hushed, discreet voice. Readers who appreciate finesse will find much to admire here. The 2015 is a wine of pure and total sensual pleasure. In 2015, the blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 18 months in French oak, 60% new. Don't miss it. Tasted two times.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.0 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £406.50
    Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £314.50
    2016

    Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (96)

    The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very classy red that isn't shy about its power but pushes its purity to the fore. Best from 2024 through 2039.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96.0 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £314.50
    Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £578.00
    2018

    Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97.0 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £578.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £177.00
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 18 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £177.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £257.00
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (1x300cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 6 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £257.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £189.00
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (3x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 10 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £189.00
    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £255.50
    2019

    Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £255.50
    Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £232.50
    2020

    Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (94-96)

    The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    11-13 months

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95.5 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £232.50
    Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £209.00
    2021

    Branaire-Ducru 2021 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (94-95)

    A very pretty wine, showing blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with crushed stone. Medium to full body with layers of fine-grained tannins. Bright and refined. Lots of dark fruit at the end. Solid weight.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 94.5 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £209.00

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