Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint Julien 2009
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Brand||Chateau Branaire Ducru|
Wine SpectatorA ripe, chewy, muscular style, with good cut despite the hefty tar, blackberry, roasted fig and singed apple wood notes. The long, anise-stained finish lets the tarry edge play out, though this shows a touch more finesse than some of its colleagues. Best from 2015 through 2025. 12,000 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastVery supple wine, with great richness and density. It is all so complete, a pleasure, powerful yet also with sweet opulent fruits layered with dark tannins. For long-term aging.