Ch Branaire Ducru
Chateau Branaire Ducru

Chateau Barnaire Ducru


The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a real classic!

Ch Branaire Ducru
Ready, but will improve

According to renowned critic James Suckling, the 2016 is the best vintage of this wine since 2009! The estate, at the southern end of SaintJulien, has produced a wine that is both structured and stylish. This bold, ripe wine shows opulent black fruits and generous tannins. Juicy and structured, it has good aging potential.

Effusive, fresh redcurrant and cassis aromas give this St.-Julien terrific drive and energy - Unwinding in the glass with deep aromas of dark berries, cassis, loamy soil, pencil shavings and cigar smoke, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with a taut, structured profile and a long, penetrating finish. The only missing ingredient here is time.

International Critic Ratings:

Wine Spectator 96/100

James Suckling 95/100

Wine Advocate Robert Parker: 94/100

Suggested decanting time: 3 hours

Drinking Window:

2025 - 2042

Food Pairing Suggestions:

Stews, grilled beef, Lamb,