2005 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • VN 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • NM 92

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VN 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2014
Bright dark ruby-red with a pale rim. Blackcurrant, red cherry, minerals and sweet aromatic spices on the enticing, exotic nose. Then pure, clean and refined in the mouth, showing terrific sweetness to the flavors of... Bright dark ruby-red with a pale rim. Blackcurrant, red cherry, minerals and sweet aromatic spices on the enticing, exotic nose. Then pure, clean and refined in the mouth, showing terrific sweetness to the flavors of blackcurrant, black cherry, mocha and wet stone. This sizable wine offers wonderful poise and precision thanks to vibrant but harmonious acidity. The finish is long and seamless, with a plush, tactile mouthfeel. This is an outstanding Branaire-Ducru and easily one of the best wines ever made at the estate. The grapes were harvested between September 20 and October 10. - Ian D'Agata
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... 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 early on (2-3 years) and last 15 or more. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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
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... 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 tannin, a little grainy in texture with a well balanced cedar-infused finish that is quite linear and strict. This will be earlier drinking than other 2005 Saint Juliens, but its easy-going style belies what will probably be a long-term wine.
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, April 2006
70% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot. Thick red/purple wine with a bright ruby rim. Candied cherries on the nose with black currant undertones and hints of fresh mint. Huge tannins making this a big chewy... 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot. Thick red/purple wine with a bright ruby rim. Candied cherries on the nose with black currant undertones and hints of fresh mint. Huge tannins making this a big chewy wine. Fresh cherries and candied raspberries fill the palate over hints of toasty oak.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork