2016 Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint Julien PRE-ARRIVAL

$59.95
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We're still flabbergasted that a wine of this quality can be had for $60. At this price, you shall drink like a king. A fresh bay leaf note leads off, followed quickly by pure, enticing layers of cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit that emerge steadily through the long finish. Offers lovely mouthfeel and purity." - Wine Spectator

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean Dominique Videau
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
16-20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
Total Varietal Composition %:
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
13.5%
SKU #:
1WBDU16IR3
JS95-96

James Suckling

This is clearly the best wine I have tasted from Branaire-Ducru. Exquisite depth and richness are on offer, yet this is always framed and focused. Layers of fruit and tannins. So deep and long. Incredible quality.