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Branaire Ducru 2020 En Primeur: “Unfussy”

  • The wine has a trade price of £372 (12×75) SEP.
  • It has received average scores of 93 from critics Suckling, Anson and Perrotti-Brown.
  • The new release looks well-priced versus its back vintages.

The 2020 Branaire Ducru has been released for €31.20 per bottle ex-négociant, an increase of 10.6% on the 2019’s release price.

The wine is being offered by the trade for £372 per dozen, which is 4% less than the current Market Price of the 2019.

If it receives a score from Benchmark Critic, Neal Martin, equal to the 2019 it will look even better placed

Critical scores

The wine has received scores from several critics including James Suckling, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and Jane Anson. On average they scored it 93-points.

Anson (93) said it was a “lovely” and “unfussy”, Suckling (93-94) that it was “polished” with “fine tannins”, while Perrotti-Brown (91-93+) said it had a “lot of verve” with “appealing tension”.

Fair value

The new release looks very well-positioned, being cheaper than the 2019 and 2018 vintages. If Benchmark Critic Neal Martin gives the new vintage a score equal to the 2019 (94-96) it will look even more compelling.

That said, in a vintage that is not highly favourable to St-Julien, even a slightly lower score will make this release look fair.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2020 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.