A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture. Jun 2010, www.robertparker.com
This is lovely, with pretty berry, floral and currant aromas. Full-bodied, with silky and caressing tannins and a delicious, fruity finish. Harmonious and enjoyable. Best after 2009. 15,000 cases made. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2003.
Mid crimson. Looks a little dull and grey. Rather opaque nose - buckwheat overlay? Light and a little tart on the palate. Fine but just not awfully interesting, apart from that odd aroma.www.jancisrobinson.com, 18 Mar 2010