2016 Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien...$73.99
The core of this red is loaded with pure plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. The polished structure is integrated, with alluring ganache, anise and sweet tobacco notes throughout, all in a polished and balanced frame. A very classy red that isn't shy about its power but pushes its purity to the fore. Best from 2024 through 2039.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 Wine Enthusiast