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Medium Red | France

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru 2017

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru 2017

Smooth, supple

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Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdor, 2% Cabernet Franc
ABV: 13.5%
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Appellation: Saint-Julien

Size: 750ml


88 points, Wine Spectator
88 points, James Suckling

Taste Notes

Eyes: Deep garnet-purple
Nose: Fruity, fresh, pure
Mouth: Beautiful suppleness, aromatic radiance, charming, smooth with silky tannins

How to Enjoy

Pair with beef and poultry dishes.

Serving temperature: Cellar temp. at 13-16°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

About this Product

Duluc de Branaire is the second label of Château Branaire Ducru, 4th Grand Cru Classé, with younger, twenty-year-old vines being harvested to produce a wine that is more approachable than the grand vin. The Château itself is located on the southern border of the Saint Julien appellation, across from Château Beychevelle, but the vineyards – covering fifty hectares – are spread throughout St Julien.

Enjoy now until 2027.

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About Château Branaire-Ducru

Chateau Branaire-Ducru's 120 acres is located in the St. Julien region of France and has such famous neighbors as Cheateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou and Chateau Beychevelle. The name, given by the former owner Monsieur Ducru, means "beautiful pebbles". One of the main features of the vineyard is its richness in pebbles which contribute to the greatness of so many wines of the Medoc. Just before the war, the vineyard became run down and many Bordeaux critics felt it no longer deserved its rank as a Second Growth. During the Medoc Classification of 1855, the Chateau was rated as a Fourth Growth. In 1942 the Borie family purchased the vineyard completely revamped the vineyard and it began receiving top ratings amongst the Second Growths. Successive generations of the Borie family oversee all winemaking operations.

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About France

French wine is nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place.

Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understanding of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

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About Bordeaux Blend

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired red blends, have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends.

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux Blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example.

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