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2000 & 2005 Chateau Branon

Pessac-Leognan

 

Top Left Bank Wines from Stunning Vintages

at Fantastic Prices!

 

 

 

We popped a bottle of this fantastic 2000 Pessac wine last week, and it has all of the guts and terroir of Haut Brion but at a fraction of the price. The 2000 Branon is just entering its drinking window with plenty more life ahead.

 

Chateau Branon was purchased by the Cathiard family in the mid-90s, and is currently owned and managed by Helen Garcin-Leveque, who also produces Clos l'Eglise and Haut Bergey. This stunning Pessac-Leognan boasts an excellent vineyard location located between Haut Bailly and Malarctic Lagraviere. Sadly, there are only a few hundred cases of Branon produced in any vintage. 

 

2000 Branon (Pessac-Leognan)

97 Robert Parker

$199 Now $143.99/bottle (In Stock) Buy Now

 

Everyone at the tasting where this wine was presented was rocked (or should I say shocked) by the greatness of this wine. It needs no defense. I rated it 96 seven years ago, and it comes from a beautiful vineyard in Pessac-Leognan near Haut-Bergey. Made by Helene Garcin and her winemaking team at the time, Michel Rolland and Jean-Luc Thunevin (now replaced by Dr. Alain Raynaud), 650 cases of this wine were produced. It has a deep, opaque bluish/purple color and a gorgeously sweet nose of incense, asphalt, blueberry liqueur, coffee, bacon fat, and a hint of meat juices. Full-bodied and dense, with silky tannins but enormous richness, length, and texture, this is a stunner to drink now or to age for another two decades. Robert Parker

 

2005 Branon (Pessac-Leognan)

96+ Robert Parker

$109.99 Now $99.99/bottle (In Stock) Buy Now

 

This small jewel of a property owned by the Garcin family has been making great wine for a number of years, with the only problem being its very limited availability. Their beautifully deep 2005 has a dark purple color and displays charcoal, blackberry and cassis fruit, with some smoky barbecue notes in the background. This full-bodied, opulent wine is still youthful at age 10, and promises to continue to evolve for another 15-20 years. Pure and stunning, this is a great wine of the vintage. Robert Parker

 
 

Ron van Vlaardingen

Fine Wine Sales Director

Grand Vin Wine Merchants

1003 4th Avenue E  | Olympia, WA  98506 | Office: 360.350.4896 x2

www.grandvinwinemerchants.com | ronv@grandvinwinemerchants.com


 
 
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