Vaucluse Cellars

58 New South Head Rd Vaucluse NSW 2030

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9.00am  -7.00pm 

Friday & Saturday       9.00am - 8.00pm 

Sunday & Public Holidays 10.00am - 7.00pm 

Closed New Years Day Good Friday Christmas Day 

 EN PRIMEUR 2016 TERMS & CONDITIONS.  

Prices stated as single bottle prices as part of a minimum 6 bottle purchase straight or mixed.

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: Prices listed are based on single bottle prices as part of a minimum 6 bottle purchase. Purchases over $250 are freight free to our standard coverage (read more). These wines are offered on a pre-arrival basis, therefore pre-payment in full is required. Wines will be shipped from France Spring 2019 in temperature controlled 'Reefer' containers. Should there be loss in transit or damage to wines will be refunded at the relevant purchase price. The wine will then be available in store late Spring 2019. We will confirm your order re availability within 48 hrs of its receipt and will not process payment until we confirm your order is secure.

For 2016 Vintage Info Click here

Château Branaire Ducru 2016 (Saint Julien)

94 Decanter, 17 Jancis Robinson, 95-96 James Suckling, 94-97 Wine Spectator, 95-97 Wine Enthusiast, 92-94 Neal Martin

Price :
$125.00
Quantity :

94 Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016. Plush damson fruit comes through with just the right level of extraction. Beautifully rich, ripe fruit is joined by touches of oak at exactly the right moment. An exceptional showing from Branaire that rises above its 2015. Drink: 2027-2045 Decanter

17 Juicy, savoury nose. Fresh and fine-boned. Could only be bordeaux – tant mieux! Silky texture with some energy. Drink: 2026-2043 Jancis Robinson

95-96 This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality. James Suckling

94-97 A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien. James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

95-97  Wine Enthusiast

92-94 The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked from 28 September until 19 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare, one of the longest harvest periods at the estate. 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. (NB This sample was taken from a new barrel, though the final blend will be 60%.) Drink: 2023-2050 Neal Martin

Château Branaire Ducru 2016 (Saint Julien)

94 Decanter, 17 Jancis Robinson, 95-96 James Suckling, 94-97 Wine Spectator, 95-97 Wine Enthusiast, 92-94 Neal Martin

NEW PRICE :
$125.00

94 Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016. Plush damson fruit comes through with just the right level of extraction. Beautifully rich, ripe fruit is joined by touches of oak at exactly the right moment. An exceptional showing from Branaire that rises above its 2015. Drink: 2027-2045 Decanter

17 Juicy, savoury nose. Fresh and fine-boned. Could only be bordeaux – tant mieux! Silky texture with some energy. Drink: 2026-2043 Jancis Robinson

95-96 This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality. James Suckling

94-97 A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien. James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

95-97  Wine Enthusiast

92-94 The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked from 28 September until 19 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare, one of the longest harvest periods at the estate. 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. (NB This sample was taken from a new barrel, though the final blend will be 60%.) Drink: 2023-2050 Neal Martin

Château Branaire Ducru 2016 (Saint Julien)

94 Decanter, 17 Jancis Robinson, 95-96 James Suckling, 94-97 Wine Spectator, 95-97 Wine Enthusiast, 92-94 Neal Martin

Price :
$125.00
Quantity :

94 Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016. Plush damson fruit comes through with just the right level of extraction. Beautifully rich, ripe fruit is joined by touches of oak at exactly the right moment. An exceptional showing from Branaire that rises above its 2015. Drink: 2027-2045 Decanter

17 Juicy, savoury nose. Fresh and fine-boned. Could only be bordeaux – tant mieux! Silky texture with some energy. Drink: 2026-2043 Jancis Robinson

95-96 This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality. James Suckling

94-97 A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity. A very pretty expression of St.-Julien. James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

95-97  Wine Enthusiast

92-94 The 2016 Branaire-Ducru is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked from 28 September until 19 October at 50 hectoliters per hectare, one of the longest harvest periods at the estate. 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. (NB This sample was taken from a new barrel, though the final blend will be 60%.) Drink: 2023-2050 Neal Martin

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