Medium Red | France

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru 2017

Smooth, supple

Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdor, 2% Cabernet Franc
Origin: Bordeaux, France
ABV: 13.5%
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• 88 points, Wine Spectator
• 88 points, James Suckling

Eyes: Deep garnet-purple
Nose: Fruity, fresh, pure
Mouth: Beautiful suppleness, aromatic radiance, charming, smooth with silky tannins

Duluc de Branaire is the second label of Château Branaire Ducru, 4th Grand Cru Classé, with younger, twenty-year-old vines being harvested to produce a wine that is more approachable than the grand vin. The Château itself is located on the southern border of the Saint Julien appellation, across from Château Beychevelle, but the vineyards – covering fifty hectares – are spread throughout St Julien.

Pair with beef and poultry dishes.

Food to pair with this wine


About Medium Red

Medium red wines can be called “food wines.” They offer up tons of flavor with a balance of zesty acidity which makes them match with a wide variety of foods (from zesty salads to rich and cheesy lasagna). These are the perfect mid-week wines for red wine lovers.

There are many varieties that span the mid-weight red wine category so, to name a few familiar ones, check out Grenache, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc and Barbera.