2005 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 95 JL 94 WA 93 VN 93 DC 92 NM 92 WS 92 JA 91
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, June 2008

This is opulent, but with restraint. The fruit is rich, black and delicious. Touches of spice and wood are present, lending complexity to the ripe fruits and balanced tannins. Impressive. ROGER VOSS
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2018

Between 60-90 minutes of air brought out the soft, silky tannins, nuances of tobacco, cassis, blackberry, spice and wet earth. Elegant, fresh and refined, this is coming on strong. Another few years in the cellar and this...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015

Floral nuances combined with lots of mulberry, raspberry and sweet blackcurrant fruit are followed by a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, textured, complex wine with soft tannin. It should drink well relatively...
VN 93

Vinous, November 2023

The 2005 Branaire-Ducru is really stepping up through the gears and is definitely worth seeking out. Deep in color, it has an exquisite definition on the nose: blackberry, cedar, wild mint and sous-bois. There is a...
DC 92

Decanter, June 2021

Showing well, the Branaire-Ducru was dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) with 28% Merlot and a bit of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Despite picking fairly early (20 September), the wine was silky and subtle and...
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015

The Château Branaire Ducru 2005 has a ripe bouquet with red berry fruit laced with marmalade, cedar and sous-bois. It is a little more approachable than its peers, more expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2008

Very floral showing blueberry licorice and mineral on the nose. Full and very silky with beautifully polished tannins. Long and caressing. This is always very well done and good value for the quality. Best after 2010. -JS
JA 91

janeanson.com, June 2022

I've had some bottle variation with this vintage of Branaire, and this bottle is a little subdued. There is clearly plenty of ripe fruits on display, but also tobacco, dried roses, soy, earth, clear tertiary notes. It is...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork