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2011 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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2011 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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88-91 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2012

Opaque deep purple-ruby.  Penetrating, perfumed blackcurrant, mint and balsamic vinegar aromas are complicated by a candied violet note.  Enters the mouth very fresh and smooth, then turns richer and fuller in the middle, with bright acids lifting the ripe, sweet black fruit flavors at the back.  Finishes with building tannins and considerable freshness--not to mention sneaky concentration and excellent balance.

91-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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