Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend

9.020 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Theo Olinger

Chocolate, blackberries, cinnamon, very dry finish

Chocolate, blackberries, cinnamon, very dry finish

Nov 18th, 2018
Blair Huang

Vanilla, cake, pencil shaving?

Vanilla, cake, pencil shaving?

Mar 31st, 2020
Pete S. Tulyathan

On the nose, very floral and red-fruit scented; with secondary scents of spice, leather, pencil shavings and earth. On the palate, silky tannin, medium+ body, medium acidity, with a good bit of minerality going into an adequately long finish. From an assemblage of 54% Cab Sauv, 44% Merlot, 1% Cab Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Branaire Ducru did an excellent job with this second label. Merlot was the better variety in 2012 as the Cab Sauv had a challenging weather condition. Already enjoyable to drink now, but would also develop nicely with a couple years in the cellar.

On the nose, very floral and red-fruit scented; with secondary scents of spice, leather, pencil shavings and earth. On the palate, silky tannin, medium+ body, medium acidity, with a good bit of minerality going into an adequately long finish. From an assemblage of 54% Cab Sauv, 44% Merlot, 1% Cab Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Branaire Ducru did an excellent job with this second label. Merlot was the better variety in 2012 as the Cab Sauv had a challenging weather condition. Already enjoyable to drink now, but would also develop nicely with a couple years in the cellar.

Jul 16th, 2018
Brian Baker

Very nice, easy drinking

Very nice, easy drinking

May 8th, 2018
Carlo De Mello

Our first wine in Paris...easy drinking, not much complexity but enjoyable

Our first wine in Paris...easy drinking, not much complexity but enjoyable

Sep 18th, 2017
Pierre Cardon

Good vintage.

Good vintage.

Sep 26th, 2016
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Aug 7th, 2018
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Jul 10th, 2018
Aaron Means

Aaron had this 3 years ago

Aaron had this 3 years ago

Nov 5th, 2017
Gregory Mathis

Gregory had this a year ago

Gregory had this a year ago

Feb 16th, 2019