Baron de Brane, Margaux
    Château Brane-Cantenac

    Baron de Brane, Margaux,

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    Baron de Brane, Margaux, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Baron de Brane, Margaux, 2018

    Henri Lurton's magnificent second growth Chateau in Margaux produces a really good value second wine, Baron de Brane. We've been following this for several years, mainly selling to savvy restauranteurs. Those who have read our review of the Grand Vin will know that Brane is a bit special this year, so it's no surprise that Baron is pretty smart too. Lovely, pliable mid-weight flavours of griotte and cassis coat the palate. This is never going to be profound, but it is perfectly judged, gently extracted, with lovely acidity and supple tannins.

    Maturity:
    Keep
    ABV:
    14%
    90/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Composed of 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Carmenere, the 2018 Baron de Brane is deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a little swirling to reveal notes of baked black cherries, mulberries, and blackcurrant pastilles, plus suggestions of tobacco leaf, fruitcake, and Chinese five spice with a waft of potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is rich and spicy with firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and layered.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    85-87/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 Baron de Brane offers ripe red currant and cranberry fruit and hints of cedar and black pepper on a nose that is fuller and more generous than recent vintages. The medium-bodied palate displays fine-grained tannins. This is lighter than expected, but well balanced, with a pure, almost Burgundian finish. Fine, though I do not see it as a long-term Deuxième Vin.
    Date Reviewed:
    11/2019

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Château Brane-Cantenac

    Château Brane-Cantenac

    Belonging to the Lurton family since 1920, Brane Cantenac is a 2ème cru classé, located in the appellation of Margaux. Their 90 hectares of vineyard area are planted on deep gravelly soils giving the wines tremendous aromatic qualitites. Henri Lurton took over from his father in 1992, continuing the tradition of making the wine in the vineyard and vinifying the wine carefully plot by plot.

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