2000 Branon Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2000 Branon Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Everyone at the tasting where this wine was presented was rocked (or should I say shocked) by the greatness of this wine. It needs no defense. I rated it 96 seven years ago, and it comes from a beautiful vineyard in... Everyone at the tasting where this wine was presented was rocked (or should I say shocked) by the greatness of this wine. It needs no defense. I rated it 96 seven years ago, and it comes from a beautiful vineyard in Pessac-Leognan near Haut-Bergey. Made by Helene Garcin and her winemaking team at the time, Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin (now replaced by Dr. Alain Raynaud), 650 cases of this wine were produced. It has a deep, opaque bluish/purple color and a gorgeously sweet nose of incense, asphalt, blueberry liqueur, coffee, bacon fat, and a hint of meat juices. Full-bodied and dense, with silky tannins but enormous richness, length, and texture, this is a stunner to drink now or to age for another two decades. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Intense aromas of plums, berries and red licorice. Full-bodied, with lots of plum and spicy character. New wine for me. Serious vin de garage from Pessac. Best after 2008. – JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
Good full medium ruby. Expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, coffee, tobacco and smoky oak. Sweet, juicy and firm, with ripe acids contributing to an impression of structure. Today this shows more spine than the... Good full medium ruby. Expressive aromas of black cherry, raspberry, coffee, tobacco and smoky oak. Sweet, juicy and firm, with ripe acids contributing to an impression of structure. Today this shows more spine than the 2001. Bright, sexy wine, with a finishing flavor of woodsmoke. Prior to 2000, the fruit used in Branon went into Haut-Bergey. This vintage enjoyed the attentions of both Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin.