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

9.177 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

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

Remi Cohen Delectable Pro

Director of Winemaking & Viticulture Cliff Lede Wines

Sueded age worthy anise and cedar

Sueded age worthy anise and cedar

9.2

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

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

Christian Broder Delectable Pro

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

Showing more age than it probably should, but delicious.

Showing more age than it probably should, but delicious.

9.0

Craig Brown Delectable Pro

Beautiful fruit. Needs food. Long decant leads to a smooth long finish.

Beautiful fruit. Needs food. Long decant leads to a smooth long finish.

9.5

Jae Lee

Mmmmmm

Mmmmmm

9.4

Juan Menendez

Amazing. It's just a baby but...wow! '09!!

Amazing. It's just a baby but...wow! '09!!

9.5

Richard Calleri

Just about ready. Could do with another year or two...

Just about ready. Could do with another year or two...

9.0