Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

9.134 ratings on Delectable
$79.99

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

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Ratings on Delectable

Wendy Narby Delectable Pro

A perfect example of the elegance of Saint Julien

A perfect example of the elegance of Saint Julien

9.3

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

#matteroftaste

#matteroftaste

9.5

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

2009 Clarets at tasting group last night, blind. One of my favorites. Spearmint, spice, chocolate/coffee. Green notes. The most lively in the mouth with nice acidity, dark red fruit.

2009 Clarets at tasting group last night, blind. One of my favorites. Spearmint, spice, chocolate/coffee. Green notes. The most lively in the mouth with nice acidity, dark red fruit.

9.0

Erica Orr Delectable Pro

Cassis, resinous wood, smoky, great intensity and concentration in the mouth

Cassis, resinous wood, smoky, great intensity and concentration in the mouth

9.3