Saturday, March 15, 2014

Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classé 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine

Château Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classé 2010 Bordeaux Red Wine,  $107.09-$125.99, 95 points, began with a leggy glass wall and a clear rim with the wine body having purple/red colors trending deep ruby and finally black at the core.
Beautifully aromatic with cedar, toasty vanilla, a hint of caramel, roses, cocoa, and blackberries all perfectly balanced.
The medium-plus body was acidic, the tannin, though striking, was texturally fine, exciting, and enduring, the flavors translated faithfully from the aroma to the whole palate with the addition of violets and licorice, while the palate trailed into the long finish of escalating tannin, the well integrated 14% alcohol with hot white and cayenne pepper were climatic.
This is a big red wine with a big price, but for some, this one will make a special occasion wine.


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  1. 95 points? Is that your highest? This Bordeaux sounds great.

    1. Depending on where you are, it's good evening or good morning!
      I'm liking this Bordeaux a bunch! As for 95 points: no! I gave my highest scores (97 points) to Two Hands 2006 Ares and Hillside Select 2007!
      I sure wish I could give you a hand pruning! I feel rather badly about that!

  2. Well, thanks for the offer, but I'm afraid the high 70s temps might be a bit of a shock to your system :)

  3. You R more than correct (Heat kills me)! More a sympathy than an offer!