Château Branaire-Ducru 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

Château Branaire-Ducru 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

The noseiselegant, fresh and offersrichness, minerality, a beautifuldelicacy as well as a beautifulrichness (but all in balance). It reveals notes of wildblackberry, fleshy/ripe redberries and more slightlyfleshystrawberryassociatedwith touches of violet/lily, Sichuan pepper, exoticspices as well as verydiscreethints of toasted and cardamom (in the background). The palateisfruity, well-balanced, beautifullyelegant, racy, veryfinelytight and offers a beautifuljuiciness, a beautifulfreshness, an acidulous frame, a beautifuldefinition, a fine creaminess, a good finesse, a beautifulstructurer, a beautiful finesse of the grain as well as crunchiness. On the palatethiswine expresses notes of ripe/crunchy cassis, crunchy/juicyblackberry and more slightlyredberriesassociatedwithsmall touches of flowers (violet, lily, rose), touches of crunchyraspberry as well as hints of tonkabean, cardamom, black tea and discreethints of gravels. Tannins are fine and elegant. Good length. The finish isverydiscreetlygrainy(2024+) 

Note (Score): 17.5+/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2019

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)