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Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend
2011 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend
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Reviews for 2011 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
This wine is based on tannins yet it also has weight and a complex fruit structure. Its power lies in the density of its texture.
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A very elegant style with a violet frame to the supple red currant blueberry and black cherry fruit flavors that mingle with high-toned spice on the finish. Offers fine-grained structure.-J.M.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is tight and structured, with blueberry and mineral character. Full and firm with excellent tannins for the vintage. Needs at least four years to soften but shows potential: try in 2018.
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
70% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Located over 50 hectares in the southeastern most part of the St. Julien appellation close to Beychevelle on alluvial gravel soil. Average vine age...
70% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Located over 50 hectares in the southeastern most part of the St. Julien appellation close to Beychevelle on alluvial gravel soil. Average vine age is almost 40 years. Black cherry currant and cassis aromas are supported by notes of forest floor saffron and damp earth. Big and broad on the palate the wine shows ample muscle with a high level of acidity matched by firm tannins and dark fruit. Despite the weight there is still a level of elegance present. Give it 5-8 more years in bottle and enjoy through 2030.
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