CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU

2000 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

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Grapes Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Julien
Classification 4ème Cru Classé
ABV 13%

A yield of 47 hl/ha, 54% new wood. Sampled from a new barrel, but what comes through is the directness and purity of the fruit, on nose and attack, linear cassis and cherry, succulent and lovely. Silkily textured, but the tannins are there, just very fine, ripe and flavour-packed. L&S (Mar 2005)

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The fruit spectrum is slightly riper here than the 2001, and everything is a little more powerful, with more fig and plum than the cassis, blue fruits of the 2001. Just beginning to get tertiary flavours, with softer fruit emerging, along with gently lengthening tannins. The 2000 remained closed for a long time, but is accelerating now, while the 2001 tastes significantly younger; fascinating to track the evolution of these two. Drinking range: 2014 - 2035 Rating: 92 Decanter Magazine (Sep 2014)

A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture. 2010-2030 Rating: 94 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Sep 2011)

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