2009 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2009 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful rich and full but less tannic than the 2005... Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful rich and full but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth with hints of graphite. Full body with juicy chewy tannins and a long rich fruity and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Very supple wine with great richness and density. It is all so complete a pleasure powerful yet also with sweet opulent fruits layered with dark tannins. For long-term aging.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
A ripe chewy muscular style with good cut despite the hefty tar blackberry roasted fig and singed apple wood notes. The long anise-stained finish lets the tarry edge play out though this shows a touch more finesse than... A ripe chewy muscular style with good cut despite the hefty tar blackberry roasted fig and singed apple wood notes. The long anise-stained finish lets the tarry edge play out though this shows a touch more finesse than some of its colleagues. Best from 2015 through 2025. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2014
Red with a pale rim. The fruity nose hints at macerated red cherries, bitter chocolate and dried herbs. Then big, fat and soft on the palate, with fresh, harmonious acidity providing adequate lift to the black cherry... Red with a pale rim. The fruity nose hints at macerated red cherries, bitter chocolate and dried herbs. Then big, fat and soft on the palate, with fresh, harmonious acidity providing adequate lift to the black cherry, chocolate and sweet spice flavors. The long, plush finish offers a concentrated coffee and red fruit cocktail quality. Still very young and likely to develop more complexity. As good as this is, Branaire-Ducru is one estate where the 2010 will likely turn out to better than the 2009. 92+
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Branaire Ducru ‘09 seems more forward than other wines, a touch of VA informing the sweet red fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly jammy redcurrant and... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Branaire Ducru ‘09 seems more forward than other wines, a touch of VA informing the sweet red fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly jammy redcurrant and cranberry fruit laced with soy. The finish is missing some of the tension and purity of its peers although it appears to meliorate in the glass.
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, March 2010
65% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet franc. A sweet seductive nose of raspberry and rainier cherry mixed with more subtle notes of mint and forest floor. Big firm tannins coat the palate and... 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet franc. A sweet seductive nose of raspberry and rainier cherry mixed with more subtle notes of mint and forest floor. Big firm tannins coat the palate and carry the fruit along through a big finish.