Branaire Ducru 2018 - Order

Product Details

Vintage
2018
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Julien

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Format Min. Price / Cs Max. Price / Cs Price / Cs Qty*
24 x 0.375L HALVES £420.00 £520.00 £482.00
6 x 0.75L BOTTLES £200.00 £250.00 £231.00
12 x 0.75L BOTTLES £400.00 £500.00 £462.00
6 x 1.5L MAGNUMS £410.00 £510.00 £472.00
3 x 3L DOUBLE MAGNUMS £485.00 £585.00 £547.00
1 x 6L IMPERIAL £306.67 £373.33 £348.00

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In the unlikely event of the Chateau deciding not to bottle in halves we will allocate bottles instead.

Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
92-93

Deep, tight and dark on the nose with spice and vanilla. The palate has great freshness underneath a robe of quite dense firm tannins. The finish shows some good minerality and perfime. - April 2019

Wine Advocate
92-94

The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Branaire-Ducru begins just a tad reduced with broody tar, rubber and fried herbs scents giving way to a fragrant core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry coulis with touches of smoked meats and tobacco. Full-bodied, firm and rugged in the mouth with brawny, muscular fruit and a sturdy frame of grainy tannins, it finishes long and savory. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 2019, The Wine Advocate

James Suckling
95-96

This is a fantastic Brainaire with deep and dark fruit, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Lots of raspberries, too. Full-bodied with firm and creamy tannins and a super long finish. We will see if it’s better than 2016, but on its way. - jamessuckling.com, April 2019

Jancis Robinson
16.5

Black-cherry rim with opaque core. Scented with cassis and ripe damson fruit, quite open on the nose. Lively on the palate too, really fruity, balanced by fine layers of dry but not drying tannins. Oaky, chewy, rich, but smooth on the finish with aromatic fruit through to the finish.Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019

Antonio Galloni
93-96

The 2018 Branaire-Ducru is fabulous. Bright, lifted and impeccably precise, the 2018 is one of the best recent Branaires I can remember tasting. The 2018 is distinguished by its vertical lift, striking aromatic intensity and exceptional balance. Lavender, rose petal, gravel, mint and sweet red/purplish berry fruit are all given an extra kick of textural richness. More than anything else, I was blown away by the wine's density and precision. The 2018 is dazzling. There's not much else to say. Well, except the obvious question, which is why is Branaire not at this level every year? The 2018 is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019