Branaire Ducru 2018, St Julien – Case of 12 x 75cl En Primeur

Ruby red.  Ripe and concentrated with red and black fruit, cigar and spice notes.  A touch exotic with white pepper.  Very tasty.

Score: 17.5/20Donal Morris, Tasted at Chateau Branaire Ducru, April 2nd 2019

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.

Score: 92/94Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate April 2019


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