Chateau Branaire Ducru 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 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. Not bad for the vintage, although I would like to see some improvement in bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Country/Region: France, Saint Julien
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit-Verdot 3%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 89 / 100