2015 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 95 DC 94 JL 94 WS 94 JS 93 TWI 93 VN 92
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

This family-owned estate has produced a structured and dark wine with great concentration balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit. It is a wine with a good future. The aftertaste leaves juicy acidity and firm tannins...
DC 94

Decanter, January 2023

Juicy and alive, this shines out the glass, compelling and charming with a searing brightness and zestiness - just great acidity that lifts the initial burst on the palate. The liquorice and clove spice is at the fore, as...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2022

Vibrant, lush, refined, elegant, and almost at the start of its prime-time, drinking window, the wine is packed with mocha, tobacco, dark red fruits, earth, and spice on the nose, and on the long, vibrant palate. Drink...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2018

This pumps lush fig, boysenberry and blackberry confiture notes along, pushed by a rather polished but ample structure. Lots of anise and violet details cascade in on the finish, giving this extra aromatic...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

More open than many 2015 St.-Juliens at this stage in spite of the firm, dry tannin structure behind the bright cassis. The tannins need some integration, but with some patience (from 2021 or 2022), this will become a...
TWI 93

The Wine Independent, November 2022

(93 + points) Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2015 Branaire-Ducru reveals notes of blackcurrant cordial, plum preserves, and fruitcake, with touches of Indian spices and fragrant soil. The medium-bodied palate is...
VN 92

Vinous, November 2023

The 2015 Branaire-Ducru has a deep hue, almost opaque in the glass. The nose is quite precocious, more so than the previous bottle, with scents of black cherries, cassis and blood orange. Energetic and focused, crushed...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Branaire-Ducru is a truly remarkable Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious St Julien region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep red color and elegant label, this wine is a sight to behold.

Upon pouring, the aromas of the 2015 Branaire-Ducru immediately captivate the senses. Vibrant and lush, the nose is filled with enticing notes of mocha, tobacco, dark red fruits, earth, and spice. It is a bouquet that promises a sensory journey like no other.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. It boasts a refined and elegant profile that is almost at the start of its prime-time drinking window. The flavors of mocha, tobacco, and dark red fruits are beautifully intertwined, creating a harmonious symphony of taste. The wine's vibrant acidity adds a refreshing touch, while the well-integrated tannins provide structure and depth.

The 2015 Branaire-Ducru has received high praise from wine experts, further solidifying its exceptional quality. Renowned wine critic Jeff Leve awarded it an impressive score of 94, highlighting its vibrant nature and long, vibrant finish. Wine Spectator also bestowed a score of 94, commending its lush fig, boysenberry, and blackberry confiture notes, as well as its aromatic dimension.

James Suckling, another respected critic, gave this wine a score of 93, noting its openness and bright cassis flavors. Wine Enthusiast was equally impressed, awarding it a score of 95 and praising its structured and dark nature, balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit.

Decanter, in their review, described the 2015 Branaire-Ducru as juicy, alive, and compelling. They were particularly impressed by its searing brightness, zestiness, and the tension and drive it exhibited. The reviewer also noted the wine's polished yet not ready to drink character, predicting its excellence with time.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5, this wine is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Branaire-Ducru, a producer known for their dedication to quality. The 2015 Branaire-Ducru is a wine that demands to be savored, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.