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

    Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux,



    Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2012

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2012

    One of the few successes from the Margaux UGC. Deep colour, quite perfumed, complex flavours. Ripe, velvety fruit, with a sweet core of pure seductive fruit, It is dark and satisfying with fine extract. It is not the most regal Brane Cantenac, but it is well made and should find favour with its followers.

    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    One of the few with violet reflections to the ruby body, with austerity and cool vintage expression of blueberry and raspberry fruits, well defined and sculpted, good juice and lift, impressive purity and power, with a sandalwood swirl of 100% new oak for ageing. Harvest September 23 to October 7, 41hl/h yield.
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Brane-Cantenac is composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Carmenere, harvested from 23 September to 7 October and with 11.3% press wine in the blend. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps with vibrant notes of ripe black and red plums, boysenberries, and warm cassis, plus wafts of cedar chest, wet slate, and bay leaves. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is soft and refreshing with a good intensity of earth-laced black fruits and a mineral-tinged finish. pH 3.66.
    Date Reviewed:
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The first thing that I notice on the 2021 Brane-Cantenac is that the color is conspicuously deeper than that of the Deuxième Vin. The nose has exquisite, very pure and delineated scents of raspberry and blackcurrant, with a touch of pencil box and cedar. There is almost a Burgundy-like allure to these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. Classic in style with a clean bead of acidity, there is a noticeable saline/estuarine aspect to this Brane. It’s focused and poised with quite a peppery finish (more-so than out of barrel). Whilst it has no desire to match the imperial heights of other recent vintages, this will allow for perfect drinking over the next 20-odd years. Excellent.
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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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