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Bordeaux's 2001s revisited - St Julien
24 Mar 2004 by JR
  Château Branaire 2001 St Julien 16 Drink 2007-2014 Deep purple. Modern, sweet black fruits on the nose. Relatively light and jagged. Not much fun. Lots of tannin. Astringent. Nov : Big, dark and brooding. Quite dramatic in its density. Chewy finish. Needs time. 16 Drink 2008-2016 Château Beychevelle 2001 St Julien 16 Drink 2006-2012 Low-key nose. Casual, no great concentration or lively terroir truth. A disappointment for me. Nov : Rather dull crimson but fragrant. A perfectly 'pleasant', early-maturing 2001. 16 Drink 2005-2010 Château Clos du Marquis 2001 St Julien 16 Drink...

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