(From 2003 Vintage) Opulent aromas of blackberry, olives and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with big chewy tannins and a long, long finish.
(From 2005 Vintage) Unabashed in its ripeness and conveying plenty of extract, the Branaire-Ducru is among the weightier workings of the Saint-Julien class of 2005. Its frontal fleshiness reminds a bit of a fine Pomerol,...
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
Robert Parker(From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) 70% Cabernet Sauvignon; 22% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 3% Petit Verdot. It is easy to be drawn in by this bottling's complex aromas and nicely layered flavors of currants, cherries and stony soil, and the wine conveys a good sense of richness and depth, but intrusive tannins presently dry out its finish and mandate at least five years of age.