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2005 Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien

Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien
This wine is gorgeous, with a lovely perfumed floral nose of violets and black fruit supported by a pure, creamy and elegantly structured palate. Classy blackberries and cassis shine through with great precision, alongside minerality and firm tannins. The wines of this estate are renowned for their purity, but in 2005 they have taken on that extra richness that they required to make them truly outstanding.Château Branaire-Ducru

BBR Parker The Wine Advocate
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Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien
Multi-dimensional nose, offering keen fruits, a mineral note and smoky oak. Luscious, alluring, with red berry fruits, refreshing acidity adn balance.
5/5 Stars - Medoc 2005 - Decanter Award winners - July 08
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BBR Parker The Wine Advocate
17.5/20 95/100 92/100
Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien
As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony. The hard tannins suggest 8-9 years of cellaring will be beneficial; it should last for three decades.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - 30-Apr-2008



BBR Parker The Wine Advocate
17.5/20 95/100 92/100
Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien
The Château Branaire Ducru 2005 has a ripe bouquet with red berry fruit laced with marmalade, cedar and sous-bois. It is a little more approachable than its peers, more expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little grainy in texture with a well balanced cedar-infused finish that is quite linear and strict. This will be earlier drinking than other 2005 Saint Juliens, but its easy-going style belies what will probably be a long-term wine.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Feb 2015

BBR Parker The Wine Advocate
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Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien
Product: 101
Maturity: Drink 2015-2025 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2005
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St Julien Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 13% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Parker The Wine Advocate
17.5/20 95/100 92/100
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