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.
Branaire-Ducru produces a pure and classic St-Julien which is elegant, ripe, supple and well-balanced. It is classified as a 4ème Cru Classé.
Blend – 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. The proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is one of the highest in the Médoc.