Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
36 Ratings
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36 Ratings
Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien

Wine Details

Region

France

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 2001 Vintage) Ruby-red. Aromas of roasted plum, tobacco, chocolate and smoky oak. Suave and vinous, with lively acidity giving the wine excellent balance. Not especially powerful but a lovely, classic midweight.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.