Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

$99.95

I have always felt that the 1989 Branaire was better than the 1990, and that was once again demonstrated in this blind tasting. The 1989 was exhibiting far more power and intensity than I expected. It has always been an impressively crafted, elegant, seamless wine with cassis fruit nicely dosed by high quality oak. The wine is currently revealing more expansiveness, fuller body, and plenty of lusty richness, a sure-fire formula for producing a crowd pleaser. There are no hard edges to this opulently-textured, rich, ripe, complex, savory style of wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

En Magnum

En Magnum

8.9

David Webster

"It was almost fluffy with it's flavor" - Henry Sneath

"It was almost fluffy with it's flavor" - Henry Sneath

10

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Suave and textured, exactly what to expect from the vintage. A little brambley and stark at first but with time blossomed. #timetraveling

Suave and textured, exactly what to expect from the vintage. A little brambley and stark at first but with time blossomed. #timetraveling

9.0

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Out of magnum. Still fresh and bright.

Out of magnum. Still fresh and bright.

8.9

James Alford Delectable Pro

Giving up the ghost.

Giving up the ghost.

8.1

Patrick V

Perfect condition - sous-bois and dark berry with soft velvety currents

Perfect condition - sous-bois and dark berry with soft velvety currents

9.5

Lucas Wittmann

Total delightful surprise. So elegant.

Total delightful surprise. So elegant.

9.2

Benjamin Disesa

Aged well. Menthol, blackberry, green pepper notes dominate the nose. Acidity is nicely integrated. Tannins are soft and fading. Finish is smooth. Enjoyed it with a burger at burger and lobster in London. Fantastic meal.

Aged well. Menthol, blackberry, green pepper notes dominate the nose. Acidity is nicely integrated. Tannins are soft and fading. Finish is smooth. Enjoyed it with a burger at burger and lobster in London. Fantastic meal.

9.2

Charles Cook

I don't usually go for Bordeaux but when I do...its old as hell. This was well settled with many years of good drinking still to come. Great tannins and acid

I don't usually go for Bordeaux but when I do...its old as hell. This was well settled with many years of good drinking still to come. Great tannins and acid

8.9

Adrian Weisell Delectable Pro

Red berries, chocolate, coffee, dried tobacco toasted bread, gravel- surprisingly bright and elegant. On mouth, a little weak but good firm tannic grip.

Red berries, chocolate, coffee, dried tobacco toasted bread, gravel- surprisingly bright and elegant. On mouth, a little weak but good firm tannic grip.

9.2

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