Branaire Ducru 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Branaire Ducru
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Julien
Classification: 4th Growth - 1855 Classification Production: 13335 cases
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WS=93 Very pure and expressive, featuring lovely violet and cassis aromas and flavors that stream forth, backed by light anise and graphite hints. Maintains a fresh feel through the finish, with light minerality engaging with the fruit. Best from 2019 through 2028. JS=93 This is a slightly shy mid-weight wine that is anything but a flashy one. If you have some patience though it has plenty of subtlety and sophistication. Drink in 2021. AG=93. WA=89 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.