1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
33 Ratings
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33 Ratings
1999 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

(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,...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2007
  • 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.