The 2007 Branaire Saint Julien is a bargain! The 2005, 2006 and 2009 are selling for between $75 and $100 a bottle, if you can find them. 2007 is one of those 'sandwiched in-between' vintages that
tend to get neglected but nonetheless produce some very lovely wines – this Branaire is one of them.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 90
“An outstanding effort, Branaire's 2007 exhibits floral-infused black raspberry, boysenberry, and mulberry notes as well as a decidedly blue fruit character. Attractive, elegant, and medium to full-bodied with beautiful fruit, density, and texture, it should drink well for 10-12 years.”
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90
“Deep red-ruby. Rich aromas and flavors of cassis, dark cherry, smoke, tropical chocolate and minerals, complemented by sexy oak tones. Then rich without any undue weight on the palate, combining density, intensity of flavor and vinosity. Offers real palate presence without thickness of texture. This very young wine finishes with fine-grained tannins and subtle notes of pepper and herbs.”