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Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien Bordeaux 2014

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Country/State: France
Color: Red
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Julien
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Newsletter Wines: August 2017 Newsletter
A big name, classified-growth Bordeaux for under $45? Yep!
94 Wine Enthusiast (2/2017) "Spicy, rich and full of ripe fruit, this wine has great potential. It is structured and dense while bringing out a stylish elegance. Blackberry fruit dominates the tannins to create a wine that has both concentration and fine fruit. Drink from 2022."
93 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2/2017) "The 2014 Branaire Ducru is soft, polished and super-inviting. Succulent red cherry, plum, lavender, spice and mint give the wine its attractive, open-knit personality, while silky tannins add to an overall impression of sensuality. The 2014 should drink well with minimal cellaring. Today, it is among the most accessible of the Saint-Juliens. Drinking window: 2020 - 2044."
93 James Suckling (2/13/2017) "This is a slightly shy mid-weight wine that is anything but a flashy one. If you have some patience though it has plenty of subtlety and sophistication. Drink in 2021."
93 Wine Spectator (3/31/2017) "Very pure and expressive, featuring lovely violet and cassis aromas and flavors that stream forth, backed by light anise and graphite hints. Maintains a fresh feel through the finish, with light minerality engaging with the fruit. Best from 2019 through 2028. 13,335 cases made."
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750 ML
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