Chateau Branon 2008

87 points

Pessac-Leognan. 13.5%

After enjoying Ch. Haut-Bergy 2009 and Ch. Barde-Haut 2001 so much I had high hopes for this more expensive wine from the same stable.

Raw, brawny, quite tannic. Lacks the charm that some (Ch.D’Issan) have in 2008.

Will improve with time. On the 3rd day after opening (kept carefully in half bottle in fridge) it had improved a great deal, silky, though with jarring oak tannin on finish.

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