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2019 Château Branaire-Ducru

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March 19, 2023 - $51



95The Wine Advocate

...aromas of raspberries, blackcurrants, sweet soil tones and hints of cigar wrapper, rose petals and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered...with terrific concentration, tangy acids, powdery tannins and a long, saline finish.

95Vinous / IWC, layered and sumptuous. Black cherry, licorice, spice, leather tobacco and tar build effortlessly in the glass...impresses with its density and pure power...

95James Suckling

Very clear fruit character of blackcurrants, orange peel and spices. Some walnut, too. It’s full-bodied with integrated, polished tannins and shows finesse and focus. Love the focused fruit at the end of this. Strength with finesse.

94Wine Spectator

Leads with vivid violet and cassis, while dark plum, blackberry and boysenberry reduction notes follow quickly. Racy, structured and well-built, with graphite and apple wood driving through the finish. Very pure and aromatic, featuring a nice sanguine echo that lingers at the very end.

94-96Jeb Dunnuck

Beautiful blue fruits, tobacco, damp earth, and floral notes...medium to full-bodied, flawlessly balanced, has silky tannins, and shows the quality of the vintage perfectly.

16+ Jancis Robinson

Light with quite marked acidity...with good fruit/tannin balance. Sandpaper tannins on the finish.


France, Bordeaux, St.-Julien

Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four main Médoc appellations with 2,175 acres of vineyards. It is just south of Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde, and although it has no First Growth châteaux, its 11 Classified Growth estates are widely admired. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that winemaking in Saint-Julien from all classifications “is consistently both distinctive and brilliant.” He adds it is Médoc’s “most underrated commune.” The best-known estates are Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Gruaud Larose, and most of those have riverside estates. The soil in this appellation is gravelly with clay. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape grown, and it is blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and sometimes small amounts of Petit Verdot.