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36 Ratings
Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien
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Wine Details

Region

France

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

(From 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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    Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pt. Begin now, but can wait till 2013

    over 2 years
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    24/Oct/2011 Eni 藤 田中 スッポン鍋

    almost 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2007
  • Wine Spectator