Chateau Branon 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 104308
  • RP93
  • ST91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP97
  • ST91
  • 2007
  • RP94
  • ST91
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Critical Acclaim

"A sensational effort from this garagiste estate in Pessac-Leognan, Branon's 2006 is a blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Its dense purple color is followed by soaring aromas of scorched earth, burning embers, creme de cassis, incense, and charcoal. Full-bodied with superb concentration, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, moderate tannins, and a long finish, it should be at its finest between 2013-2025."
93 Points

"Full ruby. Sexy aromas of roasted currant, plum, mocha, burning tobacco and smoky oak. Rich, lush, broad and dry, with smoky plum, currant, mocha, tobacco and smoked meat flavors displaying an exotic roasted aspect. For all its volume, though, this wine reveals no easy sweetness. The dusty, building tannins reach the front teeth."
91 Points

"Displays currant and blackberry aromas, with a stony undertone. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long finish. Very well-structured and pretty. Well-made for the vintage. Best from 2012 through 2016."
90 Points

Learn About Chateau Branon

CHATEAU BRANON is an old property whose high reputation dates back to the 18th century. It is located in Leognan on the slope of a gravelly hill between Haut-Bailly and Malartic Lagraviere. Its vineyards are particularly well exposed towards the south and south-west. The whole estate was in a very poor condition and partly abandoned when Sylvaine Garcin-Cathiard acquired it in...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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