2012 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 90
  • CG 90
  • AG 90

Reviews for 2012 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
Deep ruby/purple, with sweet cranberry, mulberry and raspberry/blueberry fruit, this is always a distinctive St.-Julien and the 2012 has managed to avoid any of the hollowness or harsh tannins that can afflict some of the... Deep ruby/purple, with sweet cranberry, mulberry and raspberry/blueberry fruit, this is always a distinctive St.-Julien and the 2012 has managed to avoid any of the hollowness or harsh tannins that can afflict some of the Médocs. It is elegant, well-made and an outstanding effort in this vintage. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
CG 90
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Branaire-Ducru does not seem to garner quite the same critical acclaim that its more-heralded village mates do, but it has been a favorite with us for some time and earns its spurs once again in 2012. It is... Branaire-Ducru does not seem to garner quite the same critical acclaim that its more-heralded village mates do, but it has been a favorite with us for some time and earns its spurs once again in 2012. It is deep, fully ripe wine of fine substance and size, and its solid Cabernet frame is nicely filled. There is no hesitancy, no stutter steps here, and it exhibits more than enough fruity flesh to cover its tannic bones. It is not overly tough, but it is well worth setting aside for six eight years.
AG 90
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Brainaire-Ducru is a soft, forward but very pleasing Saint-Julien that is likely to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Sweet tobacco, wild flowers, mint and red-fleshed fruits find support in silky... The 2012 Brainaire-Ducru is a soft, forward but very pleasing Saint-Julien that is likely to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Sweet tobacco, wild flowers, mint and red-fleshed fruits find support in silky tannins that add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2012 is a bit light, but all the elements are in the right place, which is a great credit to proprietor Patrick Maroteaux and his team.