(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,...
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Traces of cassis on the nose. Good structure and balance of fruit and oak.
Wine SpectatorRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/97.