2005 Château Branaire-Ducru, Cru Classé St-Julien

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 176: As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony. The hard tannins suggest 8-9 years of cellaring will be beneficial; it should last for three decades. 95 points.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£867.84

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2028
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Château Branaire-Ducru, Cru Classé St-Julien