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2003 Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint Julien

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$119.00

Ratings

IWC 92
WA 95
WS 93

Product Overview

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2003
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Branaire-Ducru
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Julien
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country France
Featured Product No
Price $119.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 92
Sexy aromas of raspberry, mocha and milk chocolate. Fat, sweet, rich and full; a large-scaled, seamless wine with terrific volume. Just a hint of exotic roasted character on the palate-caressing finish. As appealing as this is right now, it appears to be shutting down in the bottle.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 95
Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux, president of Unions des Grands Crus Classes, is pulling out all the stops to make Branaire as alluring as several of the Leovilles and Ducru Beaucaillou. 2003 and 2004 may be the finest back-to-back vintages ever produced at Branaire. Even better than the 1982, the profound 2003 Branaire Ducru boasts a saturated plum/purple color as well as an extraordinarily complex nose of black currants, blackberries, espresso roast, white chocolate, minerals, and truffles. It displays amazing freshness and definition for such a complex, complete, and full-bodied wine. A brilliant effort in the vintage, it will undoubtedly close down in several years and need more time, but perhaps its low acidity and huge, extravagant fruit-forwardness will keep it drinking well over the next two decades. A brilliant wine!

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 93
Opulent aromas of blackberry, olives and toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with big chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Big and muscular wine. Best after 2009.
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