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31 Ratings
Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien

Wine Description

Wine Advocate Review Rated 93 A strong effort for this estate, the 1982 exhibits sweet aromas of plums, licorice, earth, and flowers. The tannins are slightly rustic, but the sweetness of the fruit, the broad expansive mouthfeel, and the wines full maturity represent a classic Bordeaux at the top of its game. Enjoy it over the next 5-8 years. (Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009)

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Full red-ruby. Aromas of cherry, leather and meat, with dusty and minty nuances. Then surprisingly sweet and silky in the mouth; classic dry-but-sweet claret flavors framed by firm acids and solid, ripe tannins. Not fat but certainly palate-coating and long. This got better and better with aeration.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator