Château Branaire-Ducru, 2005

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Branaire-Ducru, 2005

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Olivier Campadieu Optimum Drinking: 2019-2030 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101904
Estate Notes

Château Branaire-Ducru, 2005 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Château Branaire-Ducru is a 4th growth Bordeaux very much on the up in recent times, since Patrick Maroteaux bought this Saint-julien château in 1988.

Patrick's wise investment has made Branaire-Ducru an estate to watch, with its prices remaining very reasonable – easily out-performing its neighbour Beychevelle (which once owned the Branaire vineyards).

Branaire-Ducru's low-yielding 35-year-old vines, married with traditional vinification with a modern twist produces wines of power, elegance and subtlety, and it really excelled in the great 2000 Bordeaux vintage.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"Floral nuances combined with lots of mulberry, raspberry and sweet blackcurrant fruit are followed by a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, textured, complex wine with soft tannin.” Robert Parker

"Deep, smoky aromas of cassis, raspberry, leather, chocolate and roasted oak. Sweet, supple and thick but not at all heavy. A very concentrated wine with lovely sweetness of fruit and terrific mouth coverage. Really spreads out on the back end, which features broad, ripe tannins and terrific length.” Ian D'Agata