1989 Branaire Ducru

- 750 ml
92
WS
Availability: Available Soon
$125.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
13112-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

I have always felt that the 1989 Branaire was better than the 1990, and that was once again demonstrated in this blind tasting. The 1989 was exhibiting far more power and intensity than I expected. It has always been an impressively crafted, elegant, seamless wine with cassis fruit nicely dosed by high quality oak. The wine is currently revealing more expansiveness, fuller body, and plenty of lusty richness, a sure-fire formula for producing a crowd pleaser. There are no hard edges to this opulently-textured, rich, ripe, complex, savory style of wine. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

Robert Parker | 92 WS

Sokolin 1989 Branaire Ducru Tasting Notes:

It's classy. It's elegant. It's another fabulous Medoc. But you shouldn't trust us. You need to taste it to see it for yourself! The Saint-Julien appellation may be small, but it's capable of producing spectacular wines. They're consistent and you can count on a new fantastic bottle every year.

According to experts, the bottle is past its peak now, so feel free to uncork this 1989 Beychevelle as soon as you think of an occasion. Or maybe you don't even need one to dive into a glass of the most wonderful combination of sweet fruity aromas and refreshing spices. The texture is incredibly velvety and it slides so smoothly through your mouth and down your throat that you'll take sip after sip, never wanting the bottle to end. Thanks to the superb structure, this wine has been able to age so well, and the tannins have kept it beautifully elegant and drinkable.
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Vintage 1989
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Branaire: As you drink deep from your glass of Chateau Branaire, you will immediately notice a few things. The wine is just so lush, so approachable; it feels as graceful as a forest waterfall in spring. The floral fruit flavor unfolds on your tongue as spice notes playfully tease your palate. The silky-smooth, almost creamy texture of the wine caresses you as you sit dumbfounded, unable to figure out how such a masterpiece was constructed. This all comes without sacrificing a balanced, moderate approach, which means anyone can drink this wine and be satisfied. If all of this sounds tempting, you may be interested in our carefully prepared selection of Chateau Branaire-Ducru's finest offerings. Every single one of these bottles is inimitable and jaw-dropping, being able to punctuate an evening with all the attention-grabbing power of a gunshot and leave everyone in a great mood.
Rating 92 WS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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