Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2011, Saint-Julien 750ml
Chateau Branaire-Ducru is located in the Saint-Julien production area in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, surrounded by well-known estates. The long and brilliant history of the winery can be traced back to 1680.
This was confirmed by the Bordeaux-class winery rating in 1855, and Chateau Branaire-Ducru was rated as a fourth-growth winery. Since 1919, the winery has been under the control of the Tapie family, but due to poor management, the quality of the wine has plummeted. It wasn't until 1988 that the current owner Patrick Maroteaux took over. After his careful care and careful management, the winery's wine finally reached the recognized quality level again, and under Patrick's hand, the sales were also very impressive. Since 2000, the wines produced by Chateau Branaire-Ducru have always been representatives of the top wines in the Saint-Julien region. Today, in the market, the wine produced by this winery is still considered to be the more cost-effective Bordeaux wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2011
A dense blue / ruby / purple color is followed by notes of raspberries, incense and spring flowers, supple tannins, medium body and excellent elegance as well as purity. The result is a suave, savory 2011. While it does not possess the size or richness of vintages such as 2009 and 2010, the 2011 has plenty of charm and appeal. Drink it over the next decade.