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2010 Branon Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • JS93
  • JL93
  • WS92
  • NM91
  • JR
  • CG

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
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 6,000-8,000 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.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This has great fruit. So pure and beautiful, with blueberry, currant and raspberries. Full, yet very reserved, with a long, long finish.
JL93
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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... 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.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
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.
NM91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A deep purple colour. The nose is very ripe with iodine, macerated black cherries and blueberry with good definition. The palate is fresh on the entry with dense, tannic entry, very closed at the moment, good depth but... A deep purple colour. The nose is very ripe with iodine, macerated black cherries and blueberry with good definition. The palate is fresh on the entry with dense, tannic entry, very closed at the moment, good depth but fine delineation on the finish. Masculine, obdurate but it should blossom after bottling.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
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.
CG
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
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.

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