2000 Branaire Ducru

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 78174-2000-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($50-$55) Good medium ruby. Deep, smoky aromas of cassis, raspberry, leather, chocolate and roasted oak. Sweet, supple and thick but not at all heavy. A very concentrated wine with lovely sweetness of fruit and terrific mouth coverage. Really spreads out on the back end, which features broad, ripe tannins and terrific length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Bright crimson and promising although still quite tight with marked acidity. Some very attractive perfumes have already developed but there is lots of tannin still to resolve.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    This is lovely, with pretty berry, floral and currant aromas. Full-bodied, with silky and caressing tannins and a delicious, fruity finish. Harmonious and enjoyable. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Delicious. 20 -30 min to open. silky smooth and full of currant and refined berry flavors.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: Gregg F
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Incredibly fabulous!
    Author: John A920
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Medium-bodied with silky mouthfeel. Classic Medoc profile of currants, tobacco and some cedar. Several years of tastiness ahead.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Todd W59
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Wooden Case
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: crowch76
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Purple, dense core of color, very little browning, youthful appearance. Elegant mouthfeel, silky tannins. Smell of cedar and black fruit. Dry dark berry fruit flavors. Finish is long and tannic. Wine is powerful, yet elegant. Touch of Bret I think.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 93

    raspberry, blueberry, medium to full-body
    Author: GordonSze
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very nice, with cedar, cassis, and red fruits. Improved with a few hours air.
    Author: Maxcontinuous
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1677 bottles owned
  • 233 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 233 collectors)