Château Branaire-Ducru 2010

Château Branaire-Ducru 2010

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• Domaine: Château Branaire-Ducru
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Julien
• Classification: Fourth Growth, 4ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

Tasting Notes

"This 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. Producer Patrick Maroteaux continues to fine-tune and turn out a succession of brilliant wines from this chateau, which sits across the famous Medoc Route du Vin from Beychevelle." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (2/27/2013, Issue 205), Ratings: 94, Drink: 2017-2047

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