Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.276 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous, soft and true to soil and varietal. Everything I want in Bordeaux, honest and drinking great. I hate to call it simple, but its no-frills character makes for a lovey vin de terroir

Gorgeous, soft and true to soil and varietal. Everything I want in Bordeaux, honest and drinking great. I hate to call it simple, but its no-frills character makes for a lovey vin de terroir

Sep 14th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Seamless and balanced. Very fresh and harmonious. Beautiful and pure fruit, sweet and savory elements, nuanced earthiness and minerality.

Seamless and balanced. Very fresh and harmonious. Beautiful and pure fruit, sweet and savory elements, nuanced earthiness and minerality.

Nov 18th, 2017
Reid Kinnett

Pretty, floral, and herbaceous.

Pretty, floral, and herbaceous.

Dec 20th, 2015
Daron Watson

currants, damson & berries, floral, truffle & cedar ~ cassis, raspberry, blackberry & pomegranate ~ silky w cocoa powder tannins and a singin' mid-palate!

currants, damson & berries, floral, truffle & cedar ~ cassis, raspberry, blackberry & pomegranate ~ silky w cocoa powder tannins and a singin' mid-palate!

Aug 26th, 2015
Cesar Basurto

Educator & European Wine Specialist Southern Wine & Spritis

10

Just ripe & delicious...

Just ripe & delicious...

Jun 22nd, 2015
Mark Freund

Youthful, classy, nicely balanced with medium weight. Should be even better with another 5 years of age as tertiary character is just starting to show. Excellent effort.

Youthful, classy, nicely balanced with medium weight. Should be even better with another 5 years of age as tertiary character is just starting to show. Excellent effort.

May 23rd, 2015
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

9.8

Ch branaire 2000 st julien. Just like it should be. Voluptuous silky perfect.

Ch branaire 2000 st julien. Just like it should be. Voluptuous silky perfect.

Aug 20th, 2014
Seth Liebman

Wine Director/Sommelier

9.6

Nice after 2hours but not ready yet.

Nice after 2hours but not ready yet.

Dec 6th, 2013
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

8.2

Classic

Classic

Oct 31st, 2013
Paul Jakubowski

Happy Valentines Day!!

Love this producer!! 30+ minute decant. Dark red color. One of the best noses out there. First Growth like. Wine is full of dark cherries, tar, earth, smoke, and that classic French terroir. Finish was medium and wine could have used more depth, but I’m nitpicking! Phenomenal!!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Love this producer!! 30+ minute decant. Dark red color. One of the best noses out there. First Growth like. Wine is full of dark cherries, tar, earth, smoke, and that classic French terroir. Finish was medium and wine could have used more depth, but I’m nitpicking! Phenomenal!!

Feb 14th, 2020