2005 Branon

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 96 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 117083-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($80-$100) Very good saturated deep red. Cherry, plum, smoke and warm earth on the nose, lifted by spices and menthol. Fat, sweet, lush and impressively concentrated; comes across as more powerful but less pliant today than the 2006, with a firm tannic structure for a wine from this property. Not at all over the top; in fact, this gives the impression of a lower pH than the 2006 today. May be even better than it's showing now.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Aromas of crushed blackberry, tobacco and wet earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a clean, fruity finish. There's lots of chocolate, vanilla bean and fruit in the aftertaste.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dry, and fresh and zesty and transparent. Really appetising and interesting.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    This small jewel of a property owned by the Garcin family has been making great wine for a number of years, with the only problem being its very limited availability. Their beautifully deep 2005 has a dark purple color and displays charcoal, blackberry and cassis fruit, with some smoky barbecue notes in the background. This full-bodied, opulent wine is still youthful at age 10, and promises to continue to evolve for another 15-20 years. Pure and stunning, this is a great wine of the vintage.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 565 bottles owned
    • 71 collectors