Branaire-Ducru

In 1680 Branaire-Ducru was part of the massive Beychevelle estate. When the owner died in a world of debt the estate was broken up and sold in lots. Branaire-Ducru was one of them and traces its independence to this date. Since Patrick Maroteaux bought Branaire-Ducru in 1988, the wines have improved in quality year on year. Maroteaux was the first to use gravity to fill the tanks in the winery, assisted by Philippe Dhalluin who went on to work for Mouton Rothschild. These gradual small improvements have made a big difference in the glass. Now this 60ha, 4th Cru Classé is one of the better value quality wines to buy in Saint-Julien today.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Branaire-Ducru 1979 (1x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €199.95
1979

Branaire-Ducru 1979 (1x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 14 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 7 - Inc. TAX: €199.95
Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,682.08
2000

Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
As per photos ,1999072 Delivery to Storage from 17 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,682.08
Branaire-Ducru 2002 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €956.08
2002

Branaire-Ducru 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The successful 2002 exhibits a beautiful, dense ruby/purple color, a lovely concoction of raspberries, cassis, flowers and licorice in the fragrant aromatics, medium to full body, surprising opulence for a 2002, and soft and supple tannin. A beauty, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 15+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €956.08
Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,163.68
2005

Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This is opulent, but with restraint. The fruit is rich, black and delicious. Touches of spice and wood are present, lending complexity to the ripe fruits and balanced tannins. Impressive.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,163.68
Branaire-Ducru 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €888.88
2006

Branaire-Ducru 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90-93 )

(67% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc) Bright ruby with a blue rim. Pure, floral aromas of dark berries, bitter chocolate, licorice, violet and mint. Dense, sweet and fine-grained, with a firm spine of acidity and a peppery nuance framing and enlivening the dark berry and mineral flavors. Quite youthfully tight, sappy and classically dry wine, finishing juicy and bright but not hard, with firm, building tannins. Already hints at the complexity to come. This has an IPT of 74, not much below the 76 of 2005.
Delivery to Storage from 21 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90-93 (ST) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €888.88
Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,173.28
2009

Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,173.28
Branaire-Ducru 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,102.48
2010

Branaire-Ducru 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This rich, full wine shows the chateau to be at the top of its form. It's finely balanced, pushing both its fruit and acidity, with the tannins taking the supporting role. With its power leashed, this shows the stylish side of Saint-Julien, although it will certainly age for many years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,102.48
Branaire-Ducru 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €525.44
2010

Branaire-Ducru 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This rich, full wine shows the chateau to be at the top of its form. It's finely balanced, pushing both its fruit and acidity, with the tannins taking the supporting role. With its power leashed, this shows the stylish side of Saint-Julien, although it will certainly age for many years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €525.44
Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €401.84
2015

Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This family-owned estate has produced a structured and dark wine with great concentration balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit. It is a wine with a good future. The aftertaste leaves juicy acidity and firm tannins. Drink from 2025.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €401.84
Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €377.84
2016

Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very classy red that isn't shy about its power but pushes its purity to the fore. Best from 2024 through 2039.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €377.84
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €846.88
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €846.88
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €346.64
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €346.64
Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €340.64
2019

Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €340.64
Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €319.04
2020

Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €319.04
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Branaire-Ducru 1979 (1x75cl)
In Bond: €164.00
1979

Branaire-Ducru 1979 (1x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 14 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 7 - In Bond: €164.00
Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,370.00
2000

Branaire-Ducru 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

Here is a huge ripe and luxurious wine, with great power. The texture is solid, filled with firm tannins, the flavors are black and ripe. Along with the power, though, is much of the elegance and poise that characterizes great Saint-Julien.
As per photos ,1999072 Delivery to Storage from 17 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,370.00
Branaire-Ducru 2002 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €765.00
2002

Branaire-Ducru 2002 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

The successful 2002 exhibits a beautiful, dense ruby/purple color, a lovely concoction of raspberries, cassis, flowers and licorice in the fragrant aromatics, medium to full body, surprising opulence for a 2002, and soft and supple tannin. A beauty, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 15+ years.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €765.00
Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €938.00
2005

Branaire-Ducru 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This is opulent, but with restraint. The fruit is rich, black and delicious. Touches of spice and wood are present, lending complexity to the ripe fruits and balanced tannins. Impressive.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €938.00
Branaire-Ducru 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €709.00
2006

Branaire-Ducru 2006 (12x75cl)

Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (90-93 )

(67% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc) Bright ruby with a blue rim. Pure, floral aromas of dark berries, bitter chocolate, licorice, violet and mint. Dense, sweet and fine-grained, with a firm spine of acidity and a peppery nuance framing and enlivening the dark berry and mineral flavors. Quite youthfully tight, sappy and classically dry wine, finishing juicy and bright but not hard, with firm, building tannins. Already hints at the complexity to come. This has an IPT of 74, not much below the 76 of 2005.
Delivery to Storage from 21 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 90-93 (ST) Read Review/Description In Bond: €709.00
Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €946.00
2009

Branaire-Ducru 2009 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €946.00
Branaire-Ducru 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €887.00
2010

Branaire-Ducru 2010 (12x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This rich, full wine shows the chateau to be at the top of its form. It's finely balanced, pushing both its fruit and acidity, with the tannins taking the supporting role. With its power leashed, this shows the stylish side of Saint-Julien, although it will certainly age for many years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €887.00
Branaire-Ducru 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €422.00
2010

Branaire-Ducru 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This rich, full wine shows the chateau to be at the top of its form. It's finely balanced, pushing both its fruit and acidity, with the tannins taking the supporting role. With its power leashed, this shows the stylish side of Saint-Julien, although it will certainly age for many years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €422.00
Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €319.00
2015

Branaire-Ducru 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (95)

This family-owned estate has produced a structured and dark wine with great concentration balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit. It is a wine with a good future. The aftertaste leaves juicy acidity and firm tannins. Drink from 2025.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €319.00
Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €299.00
2016

Branaire-Ducru 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very classy red that isn't shy about its power but pushes its purity to the fore. Best from 2024 through 2039.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €299.00
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €674.00
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (12x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
Delivery to Storage from 15 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €674.00
Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €273.00
2018

Branaire-Ducru 2018 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €273.00
Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €268.00
2019

Branaire-Ducru 2019 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (95-96)

Dark-berry and blue-fruit character to the firm, chewy tannins that are polished and solid. Medium to full body. Wood and walnut undertones now. Impressive.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €268.00
Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €250.00
2020

Branaire-Ducru 2020 (6x75cl)

Vinous (AG) (94-96)

The 2020 Branaire-Ducru is utterly magnificent. A wine of extraordinary depth and dimension, the 2020 possesses tremendous intensity right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice, cloves and lavender build as into the explosive, palate-staining finish. I don't think I have ever tasted a Branaire quite like this.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: €250.00

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