Branaire Ducru (St. Julien) 2000

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Branaire Ducru
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: 0300
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Branaire Ducru (St. Julien) 2000 is available to buy in increments of 1

"The 2000, the finest Branaire since the 1996, is a sweet, medium to full-bodied, pure offering with terrific balance, ripe fruit, excellent delineation, and a sense of freshness."
-Robert Parker

94 pts Wine Advocate

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.

92 pts Wine Spectator

This sports a tarry-edged core of slightly chunky-textured plum paste and cassis flavors. The lively, brambly finish is a touch chewy but has good enough energy, with an ample dose of cocoa powder and licorice root in the end. A bit squared off overall, but there's plenty of stuffing here to wait it out a bit longer.—Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 15,000 cases made.

92 pts Vinous

(77% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc; 3.8 pH; 12.7% alcohol): Medium red with an amber rim. Precise aromas of red fruits, dried herbs and earth. Then more herbs, minty chocolate and dark fruits on the palate, lifted by a note of faded flowers. The long, creamy finish features truffles and brown spices. While a recently tasted magnum was drinking beautifully, another 750-ml. bottle was tired, earthy and drying. This note reflects the better 750, which I think is more typical of this wine. Harvested between September 25 and October 10.
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