Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien 4CC
Decanter average score: 17.5pts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 17.5 AG 16.5 SS 18.5
Rich, powerful, oaky nose, with brooding black cherry and blackberry fruit, already showing elegance and fragrance. Highly concentrated, chocolatey and spicy, with superb structure and depth. Formidable.
Price £49–£64 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier