Ch. Branaire-Ducru, St Julien, 2006
Branaire-Ducru continues to enhance its reputation as one of the hottest estates in Bordeaux. Its 2006 is wonderfully sophisticated and stylish with great precision and elegance. It is sexy too in its own smouldering restrained way. A rich, spicy fruitcake nose is followed by fresh, floral, creamy red and black fruit with a dash of pepper. The tannins come thundering in at the finish, accompanied by another wave of concentrated morello cherry fruit.