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    Chateau Branon 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP97
    • ST92
    Price: $259.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 126964

    Critical Acclaim:

    Everyone at the tasting where this wine was presented was rocked (or should I say shocked) by the greatness of this wine. It needs no defense. I rated it 96 seven years ago, and it comes from a beautiful vineyard in Pessac-Leognan near Haut-Bergey. Made by Helene Garcin and her winemaking team at the time, Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin (now replaced by Dr. Alain Raynaud), 650 cases of this wine were produced. It has a deep, opaque bluish/purple color and a gorgeously sweet nose of incense, asphalt, blueberry liqueur, coffee, bacon fat, and a hint of meat juices. Full-bodied and dense, with silky tannins but enormous richness, length, and texture, this is a stunner to drink now or to age for another two decades.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Intense aromas of plums, berries and red licorice. Full-bodied, with lots of plum and spicy character. New wine for me. Serious vin de garage from Pessac.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good full medium ruby. Expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, coffee, tobacco and smoky oak. Sweet, juicy and firm, with ripe acids contributing to an impression of structure. Today this shows more spine than the 2001. Bright, sexy wine, with a finishing flavor of woodsmoke. Prior to 2000, the fruit used in Branon went into Haut-Bergey. This vintage enjoyed the attentions of both Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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