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

    Château Brane Cantenac, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux,

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    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.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    A great aromatic hit on the opening beats, giving way to silky tannins, spiced plum, rhubarb and slate, cassis and bilberry fruit, all showing depth and intensity. Such an accomplished wine, once again showing how it's done. 100% new oak for malolactic and ageing, 8 coopers, 28 different toasts. 45.7hl/h yields, which is generous for this vintage in the Margaux appellation. Harvest September 14 to October 2. 3.59ph.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    93-95/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 4 to October 2 at 45.7hL/ha with the highest IPT (Indice de Polyphénols Totaux, a measurement of tannin) ever with respect to the Merlot, which underwent some saignée in tank. Matured entirely in new oak, it has wonderful delineation on the nose, quite floral with pressed violets infusing the lifted black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky-smooth entry and a silver bead of acidity. Pure black fruit infused with graphite lends this Pauillac-like attributes, sustained on the finish, as usual. This is a very classical Brane-Cantenac— a worthy follow-up to the 2022.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

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    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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