2006 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 92
  • VN 91
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

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Reg: $83.94

$74.94

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WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Taking advantage of the delicious fruit of 2006 this Branaire-Ducru shows a charming side. It brings out ripe spicy black plums and black cherry spice to go with the lively fresh tannins. That's not to say that there... Taking advantage of the delicious fruit of 2006 this Branaire-Ducru shows a charming side. It brings out ripe spicy black plums and black cherry spice to go with the lively fresh tannins. That's not to say that there isn't structure but today it is the fruit that dominates.
VN 91
Vinous, June 2009
Bright red-ruby. Pure high-pitched nose offers blueberry dark chocolate menthol and cedary oak. Suave sweet and serious with lovely inner-mouth lift and energy and sneaky density of texture. Hints of pepper and herbs... Bright red-ruby. Pure high-pitched nose offers blueberry dark chocolate menthol and cedary oak. Suave sweet and serious with lovely inner-mouth lift and energy and sneaky density of texture. Hints of pepper and herbs serve to perk up the wine. Not a particularly chocolatey style for Branaire. Finishes with a lovely light touch and plenty of structure for a leisurely evolution in bottle. 91(+?) points
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
By no means comparable to their sensational 2005 or 2003 but still an outstanding wine this singular St.-Julien always possesses notes of spring flowers boysenberries black currants and graphite. The complex aromatics are... By no means comparable to their sensational 2005 or 2003 but still an outstanding wine this singular St.-Julien always possesses notes of spring flowers boysenberries black currants and graphite. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied classic Bordeaux displaying a deep ruby/purple color as well as moderately high tannin. It needs 3-5 years of bottle age and should last for two decades or more.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, May 2009
There's lots of blackberry licorice and tar on the nose. Full-bodied with soft tannins and plenty of fruit. Not the most complex wine but outstanding. Best after 2014. -JS
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2006