ITEM 26148

2005 Chateau Branon Pessac-Leognan

$139.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pessac-leognan/graves

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château branon

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

A small garagiste operation producing between 500-600 cases, Branon is owned by Helene Garcin. The vineyard, which is planted with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is beautifully situated near Haut-Bailly and Malartic-Lagraviere. The gorgeous 2005 exhibits a classic Graves nose of graphite, charcoal, chocolate, scorched earth, blackberries, cassis, and hints of creosote and earth. The wine is opulent and full-bodied with a sensational texture as well as sweet tannin. This compelling Pessac-Leognan is more forward than the tannic Medoc cuvees. It will offer good drinking in 5-10 years, and should last for 2-3 decades.

Review Date: 4/1/08