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Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2016

"This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality." - James Suckling

Grape Varieties: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot 3% Cabernet Franc

Wine Region: Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Branaire-Ducru 2016 displays very deep colour, a very expressive, multi-layered nose of well-ripened fruit and lovely freshness. It is fleshy on the palate from the attack onwards, with extremely elegant, very dense tannins. The finish is long and very precise. This vintage combines outstanding density and remarkable elegance, making it one of the most exclusive years at the property. 

Ratings: 

  • James Suckling 96/100
  • Decanter 95/100
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94/100
  • Jeb Dunnuck 94/100
  • Wine Spectator 92/100
  • Wine Enthusiast 90/100

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