Still pretty deep garnet/purple color. Aged nose of barnyard, horse saddle, dark berries (cassis, black currant), some flowers and a touch of tobacco. On the palate there are similar notes. It's medium-full bodied with still medium+ tannin and medium+ acidity. Long finish. This is still surprisingly young like many of the 2000s, very classic in structure and aromatics. A very pretty Bordeaux at the beginning of it's drinking window. I will probably give my additional bottles 2-3 years more in the cellar... (93+)
Just ordered two more of these and decided to check in, didn't enjoy as much as previous experience, takes about 2 hours for the toned currant, cigar, cedar and earth notes to really show, similar palate with nice acidity and smooth silky tannins, though there was a slight hint of heat on the finish
Pencil lead and cedar on nose with hint of almond On palate, tannins are almost fully integrated with bright red fruit. Double decanted 3-4 hours before drinking Very little sediment other than on side of bottle
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(Chateau Branaire Ducru) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-you get this beautiful lavender meets blueberry pie; huge intensity; very serious; dark fruit; very elegant and polished; very smooth almost ocean like; PALATE-this wine is friggin' SPECTACULAR; this is beautiful, textbook Bordeaux; there is huge intensity of fruit coming through; there's AMAZING blackberry, blueberries and black currant; a hint of leather, but jammy, jammy fruit that provides a delicious factor that's in the 100 point range; Beautiful, Great, this is just Fantastic! I I'm completely blown away by how well this is drinking; the smoothness of this wine is ridonkulous; one of the best wines I've had this year; this completely ROCKS my face off; Spectacular!!! RP-93; ST-92; GV-97
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