2006 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien
Deep colour, a healthy firm purple. Very pure, floral and fresh black fruit expressive nose. Sweet and taut, rounded with a sense of sucrosity. Tannins silky even if very present. The tannins levels are almost identical (or marginally higher) than in 2005, and the acidity is 0.4 higher, so...(read more)L&S
2005 CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Patrick Maroteaux wanted to show this after the 2003 and 2004 in sequence, to show that each is better than its predecessor, and the proof was there in the tasting, good though the previous two wines were. As fat or fatter than the 2003, but in the total purity of fruit of the 2004, it is...(read more)L&S