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Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Dark red-ruby. Plum, chocolate and some exotic smoky oak on the nose. Lush, smooth and sweet but not at all over the top; offers unusual volume and breadth for Branaire. The exotic aspect carries thro...

(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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  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Decanter
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Smoky coffee and deep blackberry fruit. Great earthiness and liquorice palate with very tarry tannins and raspiness. Good acidic structure.
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011