2000 Branaire Ducru is the wine of the week. Patrick Maroteaux took over Branaire Ducru in 1989 and thanks to his efforts the wines have never been better. Located across the street from Beychevelle and just down the road from Ducru Beaucaillou, Branaire Ducru is the epitome of an elegant, Bordeaux wine from the Medoc. Branaire Ducru is also a candidate for one of the mot consistent producers in the Medoc, as they have a close to perfect track record since the 2000.
2000 Branaire Ducru – Elegance, freshness, ripe fruits and soft, silky tannins bring this right where it needs to be at 16 years of age. With its classic Left Bank Bordeaux personality, elegant textures, and charm, the wine is filled with cedar, tobacco, blackberry and cassis, ending with a nice refined quality to the sweet, dark, red fruits. This wine will easily remain at this level for another 10 or perhaps 20 more years. 93 Pts