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Branaire Ducru 2001

SubregionSt Julien
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2001Branaire DucruBT1 \ 012680.001292 NM1275.55555466666792.0092.00Branaire Ducru0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2001 Branaire Ducru was picked October 1–14 and is slightly higher in alcohol than the 2000. It appears just a touch deeper in color than the previous vintage. The well-defined, cohesive bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, tea leaf and clove is less evolved than the 2000. The palate is medium-bodied with a firmer backbone and solid tannins that frame the lightly spiced, tobacco-tinged red fruit, which has ebbed a little since I last tasted it. This is well balanced and fresh, a little more persistent than the 2000, and it may benefit from another 2–3 years in bottle. 2022 - 2036

Neal Martin, vinous.com, September 2021

This is a deep red/purple-colored, stylish, sexy concoction of raspberries, graphite, smoke, minerals, and flowers. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless St.-Julien displaying velvety tannin, medium body, and sweet, concentrated fruit in a stylish, well-constructed, elegant style. The tannin is unobtrusive and well-integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

Deep ruby/purple with a stylish, savory nose of plum, raspberry, mineral, and white flowers, this is an exceptionally pure, medium-bodied wine with good acidity, ripe tannin, and meritorious delineation as well as freshness. A classic, it should drink young yet age well. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003
James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

Looks very healthy crimson. Not much nose though lots of ripeness on the palate - pretty big and round and cuddly for a Saint-Julien 2001. Could do with a bit more aroma and lift. Again a question about the health of the bottle but no backup. Drink 2009-2018. Date tasted 6th Nov 07.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2007
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