Branon 2011

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GBP Price: Size Quantities Units status Estimated price Actions
£510 per Case Bottle (75cl) 0 - £450 - £650  per Case [Add to waiting list]
Scores:
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson Albany Vintners Wine Spectator Neal Martin Decanter
91 - 93 - - 91 - 94 - 15 - 16
Tasting Notes:

Unfortunately, there are only 500-600 cases of Branon produced from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a vineyard situated near Malartic-Lagraviere and Haut-Bailly. Much better than its stablemate Haut-Bergey, the 2011 Branon exhibits notes of camphor, barbecue smoke, black currants and blueberries. This intensely rich effort tastes of old vines, ink and graphite. This medium to full-bodied, rich Pessac-Leognan should drink well for 15 or more years.

Score: 91 - 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2012-2027 Date: Monday 30 April 2012

Lifted cassis fruit, good clarity and depth but a shows a little greenness.

Score: 15 - 16 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2015-2020 Date: Monday 16 April 2012

This has a nice sappy core, showing lots of linzer torte and kirsch notes, with fresh, mouthwatering toasted spice hints chiming in on the finish. Offers solid flesh and drive. An excellent effort.

Score: 91 - 94 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Date: Wednesday 11 April 2012