Branaire Ducru 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture. Drink 2010-2030

Score: 94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (149), October 2003

A saturated purple color offers up notes of graphite, plum, raspberry, and blueberry fruit in that distinctive Branaire style. Always a singular wine, even for St.-Julien, the wine boasts superb purity, rich, medium to full-bodied flavors, with loads of sweetness, some subtle toasty oak, and strength and richness that builds incrementally on the palate. A top-flight Branaire, this is the finest wine made at this property since the 1996 and 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Score: 93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 92/94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 92James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (23 Jan 03), January 2003

Score: 92/94James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

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