The 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru wine is soft, polished and super-inviting. This 2014 Branaire Ducru offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, suffused with tobacco and pleasant undergrowth aromas, perhaps just missing the precision of the Beychevelle at the moment. The palate is supple on the entry with a slightly grainy texture, the acidity well judged, a little edginess towards the finish that just needs to must more depth, more drive. The 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru wine should drink well with minimal cellaring. Today, it is among the most accessible of the Saint-Julien’s.
The 2014 Chateau Branaire Ducru wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc picked between 24 September with the early-ripening Merlot, and finishing on 11 October.
94 points Wine Enthusiast
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