Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

New Customers Save $20 off $100+* with code FEBNEW20

New Customers Save $20* with code FEBNEW20

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 2/28/2018. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Chateau Branaire-Ducru (Futures Pre-Sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
  • WE94
  • WS93
  • JS93
  • RP93
0% ABV
All Vintages
Ships Sat, Mar 3
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Currently Unavailable $49.99
Try the 2016 Vintage 56 97
49 99
49 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Add to Cart
3
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
This wine is based on tannins, yet it also has weight and a complex fruit structure. Its power lies in the density of its texture.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points
WS 93
Wine Spectator
A very elegant style, with a violet frame to the supple red currant, blueberry and black cherry fruit flavors that mingle with high-toned spice on the finish. Offers fine-grained structure.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points
JS 93
James Suckling
A very pretty red with flowers, blackberries, and blueberries. Full and silky with racy tannins and a long finish. Some hints of cocoa and pleasant bitterness. Well structured.
Barrel Sample: 92-93 Points
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A top-notch effort from this estate, the 2011 exhibits an exotic perfume of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, raspberry jam and red as well as black currants. Loads of fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and velvety tannin suggest this beauty will drink well for 15+ years. It is one of the stars of the appellation in this vintage. Bravo!
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points
View More
Chateau Branaire-Ducru

Chateau Branaire-Ducru

View all wine
Chateau Branaire-Ducru, St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
2011 (Futures Pre-Sale)
Chateau Branaire-Ducru's 120 acres is located in the St. Julien region of France and has such famous neighbors as Cheateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou and Chateau Beychevelle.

The name, given by the former owner Monsieur Ducru, means "beautiful pebbles". One of the main features of the vineyard is its richness in pebbles which contribute to the greatness of so many wines of the Medoc.

Just before the war, the vineyard became run down and many Bordeaux critics felt it no longer deserved its rank as a Second Growth. During the Medoc Classification of 1855, the Chateau was rated as a Fourth Growth. In 1942 the Borie family purchased the vineyard completely revamped the vineyard and it began receiving top ratings amongst the Second Growths. Successive generations of the Borie family oversee all winemaking operations.

BFFBRANAIRED_2011 Item# 116440

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now