- Chateau Branaire-Ducru Saint Julien 2009
- Light ruby. Soothing nose of truffle, tea, cherry, earth, hint of mineral. Good balance, with taste of meat juice, mushroom, cigar. Short finish with tobacco, cherry smoke.
- Dark core. Fantastic nose, with dark currants, wet board, wood, cut glass, menthol, spice.
- Dark purple. Nose of ripe currants, herb, anise, florals, cocoa powder, menthol, rustic, sugar cane. Caramelized blackberry, smoky oak, espresso, tea, cherry liqueur. Very chewy, currant flavored tannins, velvety, plush, rich, great balance and structure. Full bodied, Long finish of dense cigar smoke, red cherry, tea leaf, cut wood.