2010 Château Branaire-Ducru

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien

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Community Tasting Note

  • Indran Rajendra wrote: 95 points

    January 25, 2015 - This wine is a 4th growth left bank wine. It is served in first class on Cathay Pacific. The wine is opaque with a mauve rim. The nose offers up blackcurrant,roses,cherries,gooseberries,charcoal and cafe au lait. There are hints of manure and cedar. There are the aromas of jam. The palate is medium to full bodied. The tannins are moderate and unfortunately bitter unbalancing the wine. There is a certain pallor in the palate. Accessed with Coravin for the first time. Drunk between 16-18 degrees C. In the decanter for one hour. Riedel bordeaux glasses. Nice nose shame about the palate.

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  • chefdilletante commented:

    1/25/15, 10:24 AM - Did you drink at altitude or on the ground? Would make a big difference in the tasting notes.

  • Indran Rajendra commented:

    1/25/15, 12:48 PM - On the ground.

  • Indran Rajendra commented:

    1/25/15, 2:21 PM - I'm not surprised the ratings vary considerably for this wine. Most of the other wines also have a significant range of ratings. This probably reflects many things including the experience of the tasters, how the score is allocated for various components of the wine, the state of the wine ( has it been poorly transported or cellared,was it served to hot or too cold) or more simple was the taster too drunk to accurately assess the wine. Even amongst the professional wine tasters there can be large differences in ratings. I find that my scores roughly correlate with those of Robert Parker and Jeff Leve. Robert Parker scored this wine 94 as did Jeff Leve whereas I gave it 95.

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