Baron de Brane, Margaux
    Château Brane-Cantenac

    Baron de Brane, Margaux,



    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.

    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Clear fig and dried fruit notes, but this also has extremely clear freshness and lift, and opens up to show baked earth, pomegranate, tar and black chocolate. Gourmet, well handled. 38% of production. 30th vintage for Henri Lurton at Brane, 31hl/h yield, harvest September 7 to October 10 (last day was the Carmanère). They only used press wine from Cabernet Sauvignon this year (something that has only been true once before), 3.57ph.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2027 - 2042
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 65% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Baron de Brane has a pH of 3.57 and the press wine had 13.4% alcohol. It is deep garnet-purple in color and notes of fresh blackberries, wild blueberries, and blackcurrant jelly leap from the glass, giving way to nuances of chocolate mint and lavender. The medium-bodied palate delivers vibrant black fruit layers, with fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and mineral-laced.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2025 - 2040
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Baron de Brane, matured in 20% new oak, has a fairly straightforward nose: blackberry, raspberry fruit and a distant sea spray scent. The bottle served at the property demonstrates a little more mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins on the entry. Balanced and fresh, this is not an intense Margaux. Pencil shavings and tobacco notes appear toward the finish. This will start drinking well after two to three years in bottle.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2026 - 2036


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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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