Château Branaire (duluc Ducru)

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

1982 vintage. Tremendous color. Decanted and tasted over the course of two hours. Throwing respectable sed. Ridiculous body for a 1982, esp considering the Saint-Julien pedigree. Big, initial fruit in the entry palate that carried over into the mid-palate. Thinned out noticeably at the end. Woulda guessed 1990. Have had approx 7-8 '82's this year and they were all consistent throughout with the lean body. This one was a joker for sure. Based on this example, not improving but can leverage the performance for another 3-5 years without significant drop-off. Full older St. Julien reds but not a fan of Branaire. 9.16.23. — 17 days ago

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Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien- Beychevelle Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Medium ruby , touch of garnet medium wide garnet /pink rim . Ripe blackcurrant , blackberry , touch of tobacco and cigar box. Quite generous in the palate with sweet dark fruits , well balanced fresh acidity . Quite gritty tannin, grafite tinged finish . Drinking well , though will still improve over the next 5-10 years and last a further 10 . Not complex but enjoyable . — 4 months ago

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Le Haut Medoc de Branaire-Ducru

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Nice restaurant purchase. Served a bit warm. Nice wine. Classic BDX profile from a good year. — 7 years ago

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You can't go wrong with Bordeaux 09 & 10. It's like Napa 12 & 13

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Notes of aged leather, wet rocks and warm clay, blackberries, cherry cola, gray sea salt, and pool water on the nose. Polished and delicate medium mouthfeel (after a nice long decant) with sharp grippy but not harsh tannins that linger a bit, dark cherries and blackberries, saline, and grill grease with a medium-short finish (but that greasiness lasts a while)… third day open it’s well aged and wonderful. — 4 months ago

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Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Dinner at Christophe Coperet's house. He opened some delicious bottles:
Champagne Tarlant - la matinale - 2003
Sauternes - Château Yquem - 1981 (this was ridiculously good)
St Julien - Château Branaire Ducru - 2008
St Julien - Château Talbot - 1998
St Julien - Château Beychevelle - 1988
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "La Combe d'Orveau" - Domaine Henri Perrot Minot - 1998 (my favorite of the list)
Pouilly Fuisse - Domaine Corsin - 1998.
— 8 years ago

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