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31 Ratings
Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien

Wine Description

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.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:  89 points

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    his is a deep red/purple-colored, stylish, sexy concoction of raspberries, graphite, smoke, minerals, and flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless St.-Julien displaying velvety tannin, medium body, and sweet, concentrated fruit in a stylish, well-constructed, elegant style. The tannin is unobtrusive and well-integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015. RP

    about 9 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 140 on Apr-02
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/04
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker