TN: 1989 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

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TN: 1989 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien)

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  • 1989 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru) - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (4/20/2021)
    Drank over 2 days. Decanted for 2 hours. Garnet color with a fair amount of bricking. When first decanted, a really strong poopy nose that blew off mostly. Still surprised to continue to get a bit of bretty nose even on the second day. Nice dark black raspberry flavors on the palate with some acidity left. It was a bit thin on the mid-palate leaving me wanting more from the wine. It went OK with rack of lamb but I would have preferred a more robust wine. Finish was quite nice and lingering showing more lead and cedar. Overall, the wine was a bit past prime maybe by five years and I've had better examples of '89 Saint Juliens.
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