Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$129

As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Evan Roberts Delectable Pro

Pepper leather and dirt hit the nose and a soft velvet tannin gives way to a plum stone fruit with great acid. Balanced and rocking. Perfect with the Christmas 60 day dry aged rib roast

Pepper leather and dirt hit the nose and a soft velvet tannin gives way to a plum stone fruit with great acid. Balanced and rocking. Perfect with the Christmas 60 day dry aged rib roast

9.1

Felipe Ferreiro Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

Cata burdeos Gijonenvino

Cata burdeos Gijonenvino

8.8

Jonathan Maltus Delectable Pro

Fete de la fleur

Fete de la fleur

9.0

Alvaro Bustillos

Paul adv carlos m

Paul adv carlos m

9.0

Bill Holmes

Best smelling wine i have opened in 3 years. It has it all. 2005.

Best smelling wine i have opened in 3 years. It has it all. 2005.

9.4

Scott Soren

This was beautiful. A little light for my pallet but was graceful nonetheless

This was beautiful. A little light for my pallet but was graceful nonetheless

9.1

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Dark fruit. Quite thick and unevolved with fine but present tannins. A long way ahead of it. Not very delicate or refined-quite modern.

Dark fruit. Quite thick and unevolved with fine but present tannins. A long way ahead of it. Not very delicate or refined-quite modern.

8.9

Norman Gennaro

First wine and had great aromatics. From magnum.

First wine and had great aromatics. From magnum.

9.3

Scott Reiner Delectable Pro

Tastes nothing like Bordeaux to me.

Tastes nothing like Bordeaux to me.

Leo Bernstein

Wait then wait some more and you won't be disappointed.

Wait then wait some more and you won't be disappointed.

9.3

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