2010 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • JL 94
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2010 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has completed a decade of brilliant performances at this chateau across the Medoc's Route de Vin from Beychevelle and a stone's throw from Ducru Beaucaillou St.-Pierre and Gloria. A... 2010: Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has completed a decade of brilliant performances at this chateau across the Medoc's Route de Vin from Beychevelle and a stone's throw from Ducru Beaucaillou St.-Pierre and Gloria. A fabulous effort the 2010's notes of raspberry jam black currants crushed rocks and spring flowers are followed by a wine of impeccable purity medium to full-bodied power sweet tannin and stunning texture and length. With superb richness and beautiful overall equilibrium it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and keep for 25 or more years.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This has guts offering dark fig plum and cocoa notes carried by velvety but substantial tannins with a very long smoke- and plum sauce-filled finish that has well-embedded acidity. -J.M.
JL 94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc (Similar to the 2009) the wine sports a deep ruby tint. Jammy black raspberry spice and hints of toasty oak start off the... From an assemblage of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Cabernet Franc (Similar to the 2009) the wine sports a deep ruby tint. Jammy black raspberry spice and hints of toasty oak start off the perfume. In the mouth fresh cassis mocha olives and spice combine with strong ripe tannins ending in a blackberry filled finish. The wine reached 13.8% alcohol which is higher than they recorded in 2009. Due to the high level of acidity there is no sensation of heat. According to the owner Patrick Maroteaux one of the keys to the success in 2010 is due to their new method of handling the press wine. This includes ageing the press wine in one year old barrels and utilizing more selection in the press wine. 40% of the press wine was allocated to the Grand Vin. The remainder was included in the second wine.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted at the chateau and the UGC the Branaire Ducru is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5% Merlot 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot including 10% of the vin de presse. It has 13.8% alcohol with a pH of 3.53... Tasted at the chateau and the UGC the Branaire Ducru is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5% Merlot 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot including 10% of the vin de presse. It has 13.8% alcohol with a pH of 3.53. The nose is very primal compared to other samples with high-toned dark cherries dark plum and cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tensile tannins very good acidity and precision; not a wine of dimension like Ducru Beaucaillou but I like the subtle touch of spiciness interlacing the finish. Very fine. Drink 2014-
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
66% cabernet sauvignon 28% merlot with the balance composed of small parts of cabernet franc and petit verdot. Bright notes of blackberry and black raspberry mix with aromas of cedar and a touch of mint. Grainy grippy... 66% cabernet sauvignon 28% merlot with the balance composed of small parts of cabernet franc and petit verdot. Bright notes of blackberry and black raspberry mix with aromas of cedar and a touch of mint. Grainy grippy tannins keep the fruit still tightly wound at this point. Unlike other St. Juliens this wine will need a minimum of 5-8 years to begin to open up and express itself.