Only time will tell whether the 2009, another great effort from Branaire, will eclipse the 2005 and 2003. Certainly at 13.6% alcohol it is the most powerful Branaire ever made, and the final blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot showcases what a great vintage 2009 is for Cabernet Sauvignon. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by raspberry, boysenberry, crushed rock, graphite, and floral notes, and an opaque, broad, dense, substantial, impressively structured wine without any hardness. It requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should last four decades or more. Robert Parker
Sexy beast. Young.
Sexy beast. Young.9.4
Great bang for your buck, second wine from #branaireducru #stjulien #bordeaux #joeldamienrobitaille
Great bang for your buck, second wine from #branaireducru #stjulien #bordeaux #joeldamienrobitaille8.8
Fruity and soft.
Fruity and soft.8.0
worth it fabulous!!!
worth it fabulous!!!9.2