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2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien
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About Chateau Branaire Ducru

Chateau Branaire Ducru, a Fourth Growth estate which was once part of neighboring Chateau Beychevelle, is located on the lofty St. Julien-Beychevelle plateau in southern St. Julien. 50 hectares of vines surround the chateau, rooted deep into the alluvial gravel soil. The vineyards are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

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2000 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien

Producer: Chateau Branaire Ducru
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Julien

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , October 2013

(77% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc; 3.8 pH; 12.7% alcohol):  Medium red with an amber rim.  Precise aromas of red fruits, dried herbs and earth.  Then more herbs, minty chocolate and dark fruits on the palate, lifted by a note of faded flowers.  The long, creamy finish features truffles and brown spices.  While a recently tasted magnum was drinking beautifully, another 750-ml. bottle was tired, earthy and drying.  This note reflects the better 750, which I think is more typical of this wine.  Harvested between September 25 and October 10.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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