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Branaire-Ducru St-Julien 1996

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Julien, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
DE 93
V 92
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Item # 343366

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Jan 2023) 12+ Available
 
93 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "The register changes as we head back in time. Truffles and undergrowth become more dominant alongside still-firm cassis fruits, wonderful. There is a gentle spice here, with touches of cinnamon and woodsmoke, how lovely to think of the pleasure it must have given over the years and still will. Effortless elegance, classically St-Julien, this is why people say it's the gentleman's claret. Delicious and great persistency. Drink: 2018-2030. (Dec 2018)"

92 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 1996 Branaire-Ducru is a delightful vintage and represents the pinnacle of that decade. It has an exquisite bouquet that is defined and focused: blackberry, pencil lead, tobacco and a touch of chimney soot after time. The palate is very pure with really fine tannin. There is a sense of panache and class about this 1996: detailed and utterly harmonious with hints of blue fruit towards the Margaux-like finish. Classic Branaire-Ducru. Tasted at the Branaire- Ducru dinner. Drink: 2020-2036. (Mar 2020)"
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93 points Jane Anson (Decanter): "The register changes as we head back in time. Truffles and undergrowth become more dominant alongside still-firm cassis fruits, wonderful. There is a gentle spice here, with touches of cinnamon and woodsmoke, how lovely to think of the pleasure it must have given over the years and still will. Effortless elegance, classically St-Julien, this is why people say it's the gentleman's claret. Delicious and great persistency. Drink: 2018-2030. (Dec 2018)"

92 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 1996 Branaire-Ducru is a delightful vintage and represents the pinnacle of that decade. It has an exquisite bouquet that is defined and focused: blackberry, pencil lead, tobacco and a touch of chimney soot after time. The palate is very pure with really fine tannin. There is a sense of panache and class about this 1996: detailed and utterly harmonious with hints of blue fruit towards the Margaux-like finish. Classic Branaire-Ducru. Tasted at the Branaire- Ducru dinner. Drink: 2020-2036. (Mar 2020)"
Product SKU 343366
Producer Branaire-Ducru
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Left Bank
Appellation St-Julien
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Designation Fourth Growth
Vintage 1996
Size 750ml
Color Red
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