2014 Branaire Ducru



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Average critic rating : 91.42 points

90-92

90-92

The Château Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 24 September with the early-ripening Merlot, and finishing on 11 October. The yields came in at 40 hectoliters per hectare and Patrick Maratoux explained the importance of waiting for the correct maturity of each parcel. It has a tightly wound bouquet with black cherries and orange peel aromas, focused if not quite as complex as say, Château Beychevelle. The palate is medium-bodied, sinewy in the mouth with tensile tannins. This is a wine that seems to be making a huge effort in this vintage, but I would like to see more finesse manifested on the finish by the time it is in bottle. You know, I think that will develop. That 12 to 13% vin de presse lends this Branaire Ducru impressive sustain on the finish and I suspect that it will coalesce throughout the barrel ageing in two-thirds new oak (though the sample shown at the château was 100% new oak). eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

92-93

92-93

This really builds on the palate with round and velvety tannins and a juicy, savory finish. Layered and complex. Shows real potential.

91-94

91-94

Focused and a touch austere for now, with a charcoal edge to the core of black currant and steeped fig fruit. Tobacco and bramble notes check in on the finish, and there's solid acidity in reserve. Well-built and should evolve nicely.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

17.25

17.25

90

90

91-94

91-94

A more natural style of fruit on the nose here. Broad. Some spice. This is laid back and unforced. Some volume to this. Honest, and good. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 24/06/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Branaire Ducru 2014
£0.00     (0%) Latest price:  £280.00
Branaire Ducru 2008
+£189.00     (+71.32%) Latest price:  £454.00
Branaire Ducru 2004
+£318.00     (+193.9%) Latest price:  £482.00
Branaire Ducru 2001
+£402.67     (+256.48%) Latest price:  £559.67
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