Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: February 13, 2017 (JS-93)
This is a slightly shy mid-weight wine that is anything but a flashy one. If you have some patience though it has plenty of subtlety and sophistication. Drink in 2021.
Source: Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 1st Apr 2017 (RP-89)
The 2014 Branaire-Ducru offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, suffused with tobacco and pleasant undergrowth aromas, perhaps just missing the precision of the Beychevelle at the moment. The palate is supple on the entry with a slightly grainy texture, the acidity well judged, a little edginess towards the finish that just needs to must more depth, more drive. Not bad for the vintage, although I would like to see some improvement in the bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Drink Date: 2019 – 2038