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The January 2023 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 1/26/2023 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #25. Branaire Ducru 2005

Description: Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 95 RP.
"As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, the 2005 is a big, structured, intensely rich effort with raspberry, blueberry, and spring flower garden characteristics, stunning purity, full-bodied power, and good underlying acidity as well as harmony. The hard tannins suggest 8-9 years of cellaring will be beneficial; it should last for three decades." Wine Advocate #176, Apr 2008
Provenance: The Tonique Cellar
Notes: 2 lightly scuffed capsules, 1 nicked capsule, very lightly scuffed labels.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $300

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