Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1989

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Still showing a youthful feel at age 20 (tasted Jan. 2010). Somewhat austere in the mouth, firm and structured, especially when tasted next to a j... Read more

Harmonious, balanced and very fresh '89. Color is medium-dark ruby, with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, well-int... Read more

Harmonious balanced and very fresh 89. Color is medium-dark ruby with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied well-integra... Read more

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3.50 5
01/16/2010

Still showing a youthful feel at age 20 (tasted Jan. 2010). Somewhat austere in the mouth, firm and structured, especially when tasted next to a jammy '89 Montrose. Restrained currant and cedar fragrance, flavorful but a bit dry in the mouth and finish. Excellent balance and classy feel, but not in a generous style.


External Reviews for Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/11/2009

Harmonious, balanced and very fresh '89. Color is medium-dark ruby, with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, well-integrated tannins and a fruity, minty aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2001. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Branaire-Ducru 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Harmonious balanced and very fresh 89. Color is medium-dark ruby with lovely fresh floral and raspberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied well-integrated tannins and a fruity minty aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2001. JS Wine Spectator.


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92 points Robert Parker: I have always felt that the 1989 Branaire was better than the 1990, and that was once again demonstrated in this blind tasting. The 1989 was exhibiting far more power and intensity than I expected. It has always been an impressively crafted, elegant, seamless wine with cassis fruit nicely dosed by high quality oak. The wine is currently revealing more expansiveness, fuller body, and plenty of lusty richness, a sure-fire formula for producing a crowd pleaser. There are no hard edges to this opulently-textured, rich, ripe, complex, savory style of wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (Feb 1997)

92 points Robert Parker: I have always felt that the 1989 Branaire was better than the 1990, and that was once again demonstrated in this blind tasting. The 1989 was exhibiting far more power and intensity than I expected. It has always been an impressively crafted, elegant, seamless wine with cassis fruit nicely dosed by high quality oak. The wine is currently revealing more expansiveness, fuller body, and plenty of lusty richness, a sure-fire formula for producing a crowd pleaser. There are no hard edges to this opulently-textured, rich, ripe, complex, savory style of wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (Feb 1997)

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