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Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien 2018 750ml 97 pts James Suckling

SKU: 210000052989 ISBN: 3760114632180
$73.99
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Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Variety: Bordeaux Blend

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$73.99

97 Points James Suckling | Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.

96 Points Vinous Media | The 2018 Branaire-Ducru is every bit as captivating as it was en primeur. Ripe, silky tannins give the 2018 a striking air of sensuality that only grows as the wine sits in the glass. Succulent red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint, spice and gravel inflections all open more over time. Even with all of its natural radiance, Branaire remains a model of grace. It is unquestionably one of the under the radar wines of the year.

95 Points Wine Enthusiast | A deceptively smooth texture and black fruits hide a wine that has great density and richness. Firm tannins lie beneath the ripeness. They will allow this wine to age, giving future concentration and depth. Drink the wine from 2027. (Cellar Selection)