2018 Château Branaire-Ducru

$59.99

14 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Ratings: JS-97  AG-96  WE-95  JD-94  RP 92-94  DC-93

Size: 750 ml

14 in stock

Description

97   James Suckling
“Very attractive aromas of currants, tile and sandalwood with black and red currants. It’s full-bodied with a tight, dense center-palate that remains closed in and tight. Yet there is underlying seriousness and length to this. Perhaps the greatest Branaire-Ducru ever made. Try after 2026.” (1/2021)

96   Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“The 2018 Branaire-Ducru is every bit as captivating as it was en primeur. Ripe, silky tannins give the 2018 a striking air of sensuality that only grows as the wine sits in the glass. Succulent red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, mint, spice and gravel inflections all open more over time. Even with all of its natural radiance, Branaire remains a model of grace. It is unquestionably one of the under the radar wines of the year.” (1/2021)

95   Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“A deceptively smooth texture and black fruits hide a wine that has great density and richness. Firm tannins lie beneath the ripeness. They will allow this wine to age, giving future concentration and depth. Drink the wine from 2027.” *Cellar Selection* (1/2021)

92-94  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Branaire-Ducru begins just a tad reduced with broody tar, rubber and fried herbs scents giving way to a fragrant core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry coulis with touches of smoked meats and tobacco. Full-bodied, firm and rugged in the mouth with brawny, muscular fruit and a sturdy frame of grainy tannins, it finishes long and savory.” Lisa Perroti-Brown (4/2019)

93  Decanter
“Branaire-Ducru has managed to produce an exceptionally balanced and refined St-Julien in a year when that was not the easiest task. Depth and complexity is clear, although it’s just a little held back right now. The architecture is such that there are walls to scale and depths to plumb, but with less generosity overall.” Jane Anson (4/2019)

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in

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