Château Branaire-Ducru, Bordeaux, France 2014
Regular price £78.70
Records of the Branaire-Ducru estate go back to the 17th century and the château was classified a fourth top growth in 1855. Château Branaire-Ducru currently has fifty hectares of vines, mostly old Cabernet Sauvignon, located in the commune of Saint-Julien. The wine is outstandingly elegant, with a highly individual flavour typical of the finest that its prestigious appellation can offer. Since 1991, the wine has been made in a state-of-the-art vatroom using gravity flow. The wine is château-bottled after traditional ageing in oak barrels.
Blackberry, blueberry, oyster shell and just a splash of cedar on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth velvety texture, moderate acidity, pure black cherry and raspberry fruit. A seductive Saint-Julien.