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2005 Château Branaire-Ducru

abv 13.0%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 78174-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($80-$90) Dark red-ruby. Plum, chocolate and some exotic smoky oak on the nose. Lush, smooth and sweet but not at all over the top; offers unusual volume and breadth for Branaire. The exotic aspect carries through on the palate, and yet this wine is holding plenty of material in reserve. Finishes with building tannins and excellent length. Offers superb potential for aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark crimson with some evolution. Some savoury evolution on the nose that reminds me of the 2008. Good freshness and dense tannins but not too closed - probably more open than some. Lots of obvious fruit here - though in a tannic straitjacket! This is obviously going to live a very long time. There is so much there! Very clean and refreshing.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Floral nuances combined with lots of mulberry, raspberry and sweet blackcurrant fruit are followed by a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, textured, complex wine with soft tannin. It should drink well relatively early on (2-3 years) and last 15 or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Very floral, showing blueberry, licorice and mineral on the nose. Full and very silky, with beautifully polished tannins. Long and caressing. This is always very well done and good value for the quality.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2015-2028
    Author: nadeausp
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Dnadoc00
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: fabioota
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Matt
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Wooden Case
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: crowch76
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Well well, another tremendous effort from Branaire as this vintage will give the tremendous 2003 a run for its money. A lush, vivid and uncompromisingly endowed wine that is layered with copious dark fruits, blackberry ganache, smoke and a level ripeness that is amped up to mythic levels. Such pleasures are found from 21st century Branaire Ducru wines that I honestly feel like I'm splitting hairs to pick a favorite
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
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

  • 2045 bottles owned
  • 276 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 276 collectors)