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38 Ratings
Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
$114.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(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,...

(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...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2007
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage)