ready-keep2010 Ch. Branaire Ducru, St. Julien (Magnum)

Product: 2010-1500-00-8003230
  • Wine Advocate
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will improve


Very dark purple. Nice freshness on the nose. Very round and supple and polished. Opulent without being sweet. All assembled by end Feb with about 9% vin de presse. More approachable than most of the 2010s I have tasted so far. Fresh and the fruit almost disguises the marked tannins on the finish. Stricter selection than usual. Dry  Every dry summer. 41 hl/ha compared to 47 hl/ha in 2009. Small berries.
Jancis Robinson MW- jancis, Apr 2011t, 2% Cabernet Franc

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 [] Wine Advocate:: 94/100
[] Jancis Robinson:: 17/20
 [] Robert Parker:: 94/100
Bottle Price 150cl $1,385