Château Branaire Ducru

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Owner

Maroteaux family

President

Patrick Maroteaux

Annual Production (Grand Vin)

15,000 cases

Classification

Fourth Growth

Appellation

Saint Julien

Second Wine

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru

Interesting Fact

The estate makes an appearance in Roald Dahl’s short story ‘Taste’, where character Richard Pratt wins his beloved’s hand in marriage by correctly identify a wine offered to him by his host. The wine? 1934 Branaire-Ducru, which Pratt describes as: “Demure and bashful in the first taste, emerging shyly but quite graciously in the second.”