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2010 Branon Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA98
  • JL96
  • WS95
  • CG94
  • ST93
  • JR

Reviews

WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
2010: The fruit from this vineyard planted on a small outcropping of gravel close to both Haut-Bailly and Malartic-Lagraviere used to be blended with Haut-Bergey until the Garcin family decided it had such an impressive... 2010: The fruit from this vineyard planted on a small outcropping of gravel close to both Haut-Bailly and Malartic-Lagraviere used to be blended with Haut-Bergey until the Garcin family decided it had such an impressive potential that it had to be culled out. A blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon the production is a tiny 6000-8000 bottles. The debut vintage 2000 was one of the superstars of that superlative vintage. The 2010 reveals awesome potential. It offers a dense opaque purple color along with a glorious as well as classic Graves bouquet of smoky barbecue scents blackberries cassis tobacco leaf and plums. Deep full-bodied and pure with singularity freshness and precision this stunning 2010 should be accessible in 2-3 years and last for 2-3 decades.
JL96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Using a blend of 50% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon this 500 case wine reached 14% alcohol. Scents of coffee bean truffle tobacco and jammy blackberry meld with a big sweet ripe long smoky jammy... Using a blend of 50% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon this 500 case wine reached 14% alcohol. Scents of coffee bean truffle tobacco and jammy blackberry meld with a big sweet ripe long smoky jammy berry mocha infused sultry textured finish.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Really juicy and racy with a great graphite spine supporting the dark linzer torte boysenberry and blackberry fruit. Very fresh and long with a tarry note hanging on nicely. -J.M.
CG94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
50% cabernet sauvignon 50% merlot. It is aged for 16-18 months in new French oak. Located in Leognan on the slope of a gravelly hill between Haut-Bailly and Malartic Lagravière Chateau Branon is a tiny winery... 50% cabernet sauvignon 50% merlot. It is aged for 16-18 months in new French oak. Located in Leognan on the slope of a gravelly hill between Haut-Bailly and Malartic Lagravière Chateau Branon is a tiny winery producing only around 6000 bottles. With a very perfumed and balanced nose the intense red fruit and a hint of earth liven up the palate. It is concentrated pure and well structured.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Saturated ruby-red. Knockout musky nose combines black raspberry, smoked meat, Asian spices, tobacco and hot stones. Large-scaled and plush on the palate, with compelling sweetness to the layered flavors of of dark... Saturated ruby-red. Knockout musky nose combines black raspberry, smoked meat, Asian spices, tobacco and hot stones. Large-scaled and plush on the palate, with compelling sweetness to the layered flavors of of dark raspberry, chocolate, mocha, tobacco and toasty, nutty oak (100% new). Finishes with substantial sweet tannins and outstanding length. For all its richness this is still a baby.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Very dark with great freshness. Minerals and refinement. Nicely directed. Dry finish. Vital and vibrant but it cuts off a bit at the end and seems a bit too forced and harsh.