1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien0 Ratings
1996 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
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International Wine CellarExcellent deep ruby. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of cassis, crystallized black cherry, Cuban tobacco, minerals, dark chocolate and mint. Thick, sweet and concentrated; ripe and pliant. Lively flavor of crunchy berries. Lovely balance and complexity. Finishes very long, with chewy, palate-coating tannins. A classic vintage for Branaire, says Dhalluin, who considers this and the '89 the two top years of the past decade.