Chateau Branaire Ducru Duluc de Branaire Ducru 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Brand||Chateau Branaire Ducru|
Velvety, ruby red color. On the nose, the fruity texture is suave and expressive, supported by notes of spice and smoke. The palate mirrors the notes in the bouquet; the texture is velvety with distinct tannins. Pairs well with meat such as quail and veal, and cheeses like Brie or Tomme.
Youthfully rigid, with a strong apple wood frame around the vivid cherry and cassis fruit flavors, cruising through a grippy, briar-edged finish. The fruit is pure, but this has moderate range overall. Drink as soon as the tension eases up. Best from 2021 through 2028. 12,500 cases made.
The 2016 Duluc de Branaire-Ducru is a soft, fruity wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the red/purplish berry fruit and floral notes retain their youthful vibrancy.