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

9.139 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

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