Château Branaire Ducru is a fourth classified growth (classification of Bordeaux wines in 1855) of the Saint-Julien appellation in Médoc. The vineyard extends over nearly 60 hectares of vines. Château Branaire-Ducru is today one of the jewels of Saint Julien. This Grand Cru Classé is sought after for its very pure red fruit. Its typical composition of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, opens with dazzling aromas of raspberry and blackberry, before becoming more complex on the palate with delicate nuances of mineral, pencil lead, smoke and flowers. of spring… The Château also produces a second wine: Duluc de Branaire Ducru.
The best vintages of Château Branaire Ducru are 1975, wines of 1982, 1989 vintage wines, the 1995 vintage and the 1996 vintage. The wines of 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 are also exceptional. Finally, the great vintages of 2009, vintage 2010 and the 2015 vintage are great vintages.
Distinctly better than the 1939 but tough wartime conditions, shortage of labour and materials. Average-sized crop. Some attractive wines though uneven.