Wine Chateau Branaire-Ducru, AOC Saint-Julien 4-eme Grand Cru Classe, 2008
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Branaire-Ducru, AOC Saint-Julien 4-eme Grand Cru Classe, 2008
The wine is a deep dark ruby color.
The wine has a rich, concentrated flavors with well integrated tannins, which came to the fore tone cherry, blackcurrant and mulberry, and then join them with wood-spicy tones and notes of minerals, continues to develop in a long aftertaste.
Complex bouquet of wine filled with tones of cherry, mulberry and cassis that are infused with spicy hints of tobacco and charred oak.
Wine perfectly complements dishes from red meat and game dishes: roasted beef, roast lamb with herbs, partridge berry sauce, steak, grilled meats, and cold meats and aged cheeses.
Try the amazing "Chateau Branaire-Ducru" 2008, whose rich, multi-layered taste will impress the most sophisticated wine connoisseurs. The rich and sensual "Chateau Braner-Ducret" has excellent aging potential and will continue to develop harmoniously until the 2025-2030 year. However, if you want to drink it in the near future, then be sure to decant the wine to the maximum it could reveal all the charming flavors and aroma.
Created "Chateau Braner-Ducret" of 4 classic Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and the average age of the vines is 40 years, and some of them have already celebrated its centenary. Each variety is harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness and vinified separately. For wine juice is used only the first extraction. The Braves' Chateau Braner-Ducret "from 16 to 22 months in barriques of French oak, 50% of which are updated annually.
The origin of the vineyard Chateau Branaire-Ducru is traced in the XVII century, when they were part of the estate Chateau Beychevelle, whose owner died in 1642 and left a lot of unpaid bills. In order to repay credit obligations Chateau with its lands were sold. The castle and the accompanying territory was divided between the new owners. Among them was Jean Baptiste Brunner, who purchased the land in 1680 and founded the estate Chateau Braner-Ducret.
Today household owns more than 60 hectares of beautiful old vineyards that are in excellent condition. The soil consists mainly of vineyards gravel, making wine estates have excellent tannin basis on which to develop wines for decades. Also important is the biodynamic cultivation of vines features: grass between the vines are not destroyed by pesticides and grows freely. This method helps to naturally limit yields, helps to protect the grapes from drought, and allows environmentally friendly wine.