27 Ratings
Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien 4ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

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...

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,...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 5/07
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-03.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Rich, sweet nose with a gentle herbaceous edge. Rich, supple but concentrated, voluptuous, seamless, big ripe tannins, a lot of power. Good length. Drink 2009-20.
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006