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Branaire Ducru 2000

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Julien
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2000Branaire Ducru NewBT1 \ 0121,080.001294 RP1212094.0094.00Branaire Ducru0.7510
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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

94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010
92
James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (23 Jan 03), January 2003
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93+
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
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.

93
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003
92/94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002
90/92
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001
92/94
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003
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