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Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien 2010

$107.95
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SKU nbbranaire10

750ml

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By consistently paying the utmost attention to detail, this fruit grown on such god-gifted land can be made into powerful yet subtle wines that feature the outstanding aromatic complexity shared by the greatest Bordeaux reds.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Branaire Ducru
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThis rich, full wine shows the chateau to be at the top of its form. It's finely balanced, pushing both its fruit and acidity, with the tannins taking the supporting role. With its power leashed, this shows the stylish side of Saint-Julien, although it will certainly age for many years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThis wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru displays an inky bluish purple color and loads of mulberry, raspberry, black currant, graphite and floral notes in its intense aromatics. Medium to full-bodied , with sensational ripeness, purity, texture and length, the tannins are slightly more prominent than I remember from barrel, but they are sweet and ripe (as opposed to astringent and bitter). This beautiful wine needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep 25-30 years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorVery polished and stylish, with a velvety feel to the layers of crushed plum, currant and blackberry, while bittersweet cocoa and black licorice glide in on the gorgeous, black tea-infused finish. Features a lovely allure rather than raw power, making this possibly the prettiest St.-Julien of the vintage. There's plenty in the tank for cellaring as well. Best from 2014 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013