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2003 Branaire-Ducru Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Fourth Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fourth Growth
JR 16
IWC 92
WA 95
WS 93
Drink Dates
VF: 2009-2020 WA: 2006-2026 WS: 2009+
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750ml $99.95
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

($60) 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.

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JR 16
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2008-2014

Rather sharp with simple, if smooth – almost soft – fruit, then chewy slightly green tannins. A bit raw. (Average group score: 16.1)

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 164
Drink Dates 2006-2026

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!

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009+

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.

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Source Vinfolio
Drink Dates 2009-2020

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Author GinoN
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.474%
Tasted On 08/14/2015

A hint of merlot.

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Author alshoh01
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.045%
Tasted On 06/09/2015
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Author wineangelo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.833%
Tasted On 09/16/2014
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Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 86.257%
Tasted On 07/14/2014

Thought I was drinking wine given to me by the Renous and was surprised at how much I was enjoying the supposedly lesser wine -It was delicious, feminine and very Bordeaux - wonderful with food - not a WOW wine but rather one to be savored

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Author Dnadoc00
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 06/30/2013
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Initially it was very tight, but what a coming out party Brainare had! Pounds of chocolate, plum, licorice and floral tones sucked you in like a vacuum. Big time richness, verging on pure decadence. Mocha toast kissed the super-ripe fruit flavors so sinfully that I declared this St. Julien to be the 'Pride Mountain Vineyards of Bordeaux!' Bob Foley must have had a part in it...anyways, the steal of the night- I'm on my way to Wine Searcher this puppy as I type! BRAVO! Don't be afraid to drink her now, she's virile!

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