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2008 Chateau Branaire Ducru, St. Julien

Product: BRAD08
Vintage: 2008
Region: St. Julien
Bottle Size: 75cl
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Maturity: Ready to drink, but will improve
Sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flowers and crushed rocks always provide Branaire with a distinctive perfume. In the mouth, there is impressive purity, a powerful yet elegant style, noticeable but sweet tannin, and nicely integrated acidity. The wood component is not apparent given the density and richness of the fruit. The 2008 should come close to rivaling the 2005, 2003, and 2000. Consume it over the next 20+ years.
Score: 91-93+ Robert Parker

Currants and blackberries, with hints of black licorice. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and lots of pretty fruit. Love the nose. Tight and structured, but refined
Score: 88-91 James Suckling, WineSpectator

Quite brutal and vegetal on the nose. Great density and extreme youth. Just a hint of oak. Thick and pretty earthbound at the moment with marked acidity.
Score: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW

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Our Score: 91 H&E
Price(HKD): $375
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