Branaire-Ducru 2017 has a lovely character. The nose is already expressive, harmonious and complex with good evidence of red fruits. With an immediate presence the palate has fine, silky tannins. There is a wonderful freshness, due in no small part to the combination of moderate levels of alcohol and good levels of acidity, this freshness gives a lovely lift to the astonishingly long finish. The 2017 vintage which started in difficult conditions, has, in the end has been made into a wine of character, true to the style of Branaire-Ducru and redolent of the great vintages.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 6.5% Petit Verdot
93 Points - Wine Spectator
The plum and cherry paste flavours show good energy, with floral lift and sleek graphite accents adding to the sense of range and definition. Well done.