Château Branon 2008

Bordeaux
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£59.95 per bottle
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92 Points - Robert Parker

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Branon displays chocolatey, earthy undertones intermixed with black currants and Asian plum sauce. Medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively endowed, supple and evolved, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years.

Taste & Aroma

Score:92

A sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Branon displays chocolatey, earthy undertones intermixed with black currants and Asian plum sauce. Medium to full-bodied, rich, impressively endowed, supple and evolved, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker on May 1st, 2011

Producer

Château Branon is situated in the Pessac Léognan appellation in Bordeaux, set in between Haut-Bailly and Malartic Lagravière. The soil is made up of clay and gravel washed from the Pyrenees, which is typical of the area and is perfect for producing fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Château Branon, a garagiste operation from Pessac-Léognan, which produces a ridiculously small quantity of wine, between 500-600 cases per year.

Château Branon

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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