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2005 Branaire Ducru St Julien Red Blend
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  96
Quantity: Currently out of stock.
Price: $108.50
Currently out of stock.

2005 Branaire Ducru St Julien Red Blend
Condition:
Branaire, which has been ratcheting up the quality level over the last 5-6 years, made such a great 2003, I am hesitant to suggest the 2005 is as good, or even better. It will undoubtedly come down to consumer's personal preference, with the 2003 more exotic and flamboyant, and the 2005 more structured or “classic.” In any event, the 2005 is one of the top Branaires ever made. Its inky/ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of spring flowers interwoven with black cherries, cranberries, cassis, plums, and hints of forest floor, wet rocks, and new oak. With wonderful purity, full body, terrific fruit intensity, a beautiful, expansive texture, and a stunning 45-50-second finish, it should be at its peak between 2011-2030. RP
WA96.94