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Tasting Notes :The 1999 Branaire is from an under-rated estate. This is a beautifully perfumed effort revealing scent...Read more...
Night OneThe color is garnet, but starting to turn to brick. The rim thins out with a hint of brown just before it turns clear.This wine has a big ... Read more
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1999 - Chateau Branaire Ducru - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon... Read more
Food Pairings for Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien
Night OneThe color is garnet, but starting to turn to brick. The rim thins out with a hint of brown just before it turns clear.This wine has a big strong nose. It has a lot of barnyard funk to open, but that blows off quickly. Then it brings a lot of smoky meat, real cigar box (cedar and tobacco) and a bucketload of red fruit. The palate is big, too. It carries that bucketload of fruit from the nose to the mouth. It has smoked meat, pencil lead, and cedar. Flowers join on the midpalate. Tannins are very fine but still powerful, a rigid backbone that offers a promise of more years in the cellar.Night TwoRed fruit, lots of red fruit, opens the nose. Cigar box follows, cedar first, then if you sniff deeply, tobacco second. I don't want to stop drinking this long enough to reveiw it. The palate, like the nose, explodes with red fruit. Pencil lead, cedar and tobacco, then violets and a touch of clove. Tannins are smooth and silky, but still retain enough power to coat and dry the mouth. This is good wine. It is still fruity and a little tannic, hinting to a lot more life left in the cellar.
Tasting Notes :The 1999 Branaire is from an under-rated estate. This is a beautifully perfumed effort revealing scents of graphite, lead pencil shavings, blueberries, raspberries, and black currants. The wine is rich, layered, medium-bodied, pure, and elegant. It is a complex St.-Julien with good flavor depth, soft tannin, and unobtrusive acidity. Drink it now and over the next 12-15+ years.
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