Located in Saint Julien, opposite from Château Beychevelle, wines from Château Branaire Ducru have the reputation to be of great pleasure and value.
Complex wine with lots of cedary, spice box, floral, black cherry, forest floor and velvety leather-like notes. Full-bodied and rich with silky tannins.
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. Drink 2010-2030- 94 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate