Baron de Brane, Margaux
    Château Brane-Cantenac

    Baron de Brane, Margaux,

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    vintage

    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%
    89-91/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2020 Baron de Brane is deep garnet-purple in color. It leaps with vibrant black cherry and baked plums notes with a core of cassis, cedar chest, and tobacco plus a touch of sandalwood. Full-bodied, the palate has a chewy texture and bags of expressive fruit with just enough freshness to lift the finish. This was tasted as a barrel sample.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    90/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Baron de Brane has opened up nicely on the nose since I tasted it from barrel with earthy black fruit, hints of freshly-rolled tobacco and autumn leaves. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, which have gained a little weight since I tasted this from barrel. Red berry fruit laced with black pepper and graphite on the finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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