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Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
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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

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,...

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...

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  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
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    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006