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    Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

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    • RP96
    • JS95
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    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 95 James Suckling, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Julien, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114564

    Winemaker's Notes:

    For the grand cru classe that carries the name of the estate, we seek to bring out the lavish complexity, the secret, clever balance that characterises great Saint-Julien wines.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Very supple wine, with great richness and density. It is all so complete, a pleasure, powerful yet also with sweet opulent fruits layered with dark tannins. For long-term aging.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    A ripe, chewy, muscular style, with good cut despite the hefty tar, blackberry, roasted fig and singed apple wood notes. The long, anise-stained finish lets the tarry edge play out, though this shows a touch more finesse than some of its colleagues. Best from 2015 through 2025. 12,000 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright, deep ruby. Superripe, brooding aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Sweet, concentrated and fine-grained, with terrific depth to the plush cassis and coffee liqueur flavors. Serious dusty, fine tannins will not stand in the way of early approachability but this wine has the structure for a 20+-year life in bottle.
    Rating: 93(+?)

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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