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2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien
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About Chateau Branaire Ducru

Chateau Branaire Ducru, a Fourth Growth estate which was once part of neighboring Chateau Beychevelle, is located on the lofty St. Julien-Beychevelle plateau in southern St. Julien. 50 hectares of vines surround the chateau, rooted deep into the alluvial gravel soil. The vineyards are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

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2005 Chateau Branaire Ducru Saint-Julien

Producer: Chateau Branaire Ducru
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Julien

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91 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
94 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($80-$90) Dark red-ruby. Plum, chocolate and some exotic smoky oak on the nose. Lush, smooth and sweet but not at all over the top; offers unusual volume and breadth for Branaire. The exotic aspect carries through on the palate, and yet this wine is holding plenty of material in reserve. Finishes with building tannins and excellent length. Offers superb potential for aging.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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