Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux
Château Brane-Cantenac

Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2018


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2018
1x3L
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£303.22


Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2018

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

Henri Lurton's magnificent second growth Chateau in Margaux has been on a fine run of form. The 2018 is an exceptional effort, one that may even eclipse the superb 2015 and 2016. This is quintessential Margaux; all fragrance and purity of fruit. The bouquet offers notes of potpourri, griotte liqueur and Chambord - this is so seductive and nuanced. It is very distinguished with a real sense of nobility. Pure, decadent fruits wash over the palate - this is so finely textured and beautifully transparent. There's good weight of fruit; polished, sensual, sweet blackberries, toast and sweet spice. We were so impressed by the focus, precision and vibrancy of the fruit - it engages and coats the palate without any heaviness. The tannins are salty and lithe, packed with distinguished fruity detail. A harmonious and gorgeously textured Brane. 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. 13.4% Alcohol.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
02/2023

Notes
Brane-Cantenac 2018 is deep garnet purple in color. It offers a perfumed nose of lilacs and spice box, over a core of warm cassis, preserved plums, and forest floor, with a hint of crushed rocks. Full-bodied, rich, and with wonderfully velvety tannins, it has a lively backbone and a very long mineral-tinged finish.

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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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