Branaire Ducru 2015
Branaire Ducru 2015
Branaire Ducru 2015

Branaire Ducru 2016 班尼杜克酒莊红酒

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Château Branaire-Ducru is situated on the opposite side of the road from Château Beychevelle in the south of the St-Julien appellation. Patrick Maroteaux has owned the property since 1988 and he has invested heavily in new plantings as well as installing a spanking new cuvier and an ultra-modern chai.

Here is a bit of fun, Branaire Ducru trivia for you. In the short story Taste,” written in 1953 by the famous author, Roald Dahl, in which two wine lovers are arguing about wine during a blind tasting, the wine they are discussing is Chateau Branaire Ducru!

The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Note: The nose is quite intense with black fruit infused with pencil shaving and a touch of tobacco, unashamedly classic in style, a little distant compared to some other Saint Juliens but undeniably well defined and full of character. The palate is structured and masculine, exerting a firm grip in the mouth, spicier than its peers with cracked black pepper complementing the black fruit, tobacco and smoke towards the structured finish. There is great length here, very persistent in the mouth, a little "rougher" in texture than others, but that will be smoothed out during élevage and in bottle. Give this Branaire-Ducru five or six years in bottle because it has great potential, one of the best produced at the estate in recent years. (by Wine Advocate)

Country: St. Julien, Bordeaux, France

Rating: 92-94 Points by Robert Parker
         

班尼杜克酒莊因「周伯通」這一中文名為中國酒友所熟知,酒莊獨特的氣質與頑童周伯通的性格確實十分相通。酒莊源自17世紀,曾是龍船莊園的一部分,在1855分級中被評為四級莊。 1988年,馬諾圖(Maroteaux)家族接管酒莊,推行了多項修繕和改革措施,如引進重力自流法、擴大葡萄園面積等,促使酒莊葡萄酒品質大為提升。產自2016這一卓越年份的班尼杜克酒莊紅葡萄酒散發出藍莓和黑莓等濃郁香氣,單寧緊緻細膩這款班尼杜克酒瓶裝五六年,因為它具有巨大的潛力,是近年來該莊園生產的最好的葡萄酒之一。