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Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape:68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc
Tasting notes:Light, racy and pure, with red currant and cherry pit notes driving a solid hint of rooibos tea on the finish. The finely beaded acidity keeps this going. Persistent and showing considerable finesse.
Expert Rating: Wine Enthusiast 93-95/100
"Full of ripe Cabernet tannins, this is a structured wine that's chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure, resulting in a wine that's sure to be impressive."
About the winery:
Classified as a fourth growth in 1855, Chateau Branaire-Ducru makes pure and classic Saint Julien. The estate has recently passed from father to son: the widely respected Patrick Maroteaux – who had served at various times as president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and the Saint Julien appellation – sadly passed away in 2017. His son François-Xavier has picked up the baton and continues his father’s legacy. The Maroteaux family bought the property in 1988 and have invested considerably in the vineyard and winery since. Superstar consultant Eric Boissenot advises here, as he does with many of the Left Bank’s top estates, including the Médoc’s four first growths.
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