Château Brane-Cantenac - Margaux

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Château Brane-Cantenac - Margaux - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Brane-Cantenac - Margaux

93 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
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Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Brane-Cantenac starts off a tad restrained and reluctant to show, opening out to notes of baked blackberries, plum preserves and crème de cassis with hints of cigar box and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wearing a lot of muscular fruit with firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length. Needs time!
It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the "Pauillac of Margaux." The palate is simply the best that I have ever tasted at the estate, without question. This has presence, but also weightlessness, filigree tannin and perfectly pitched acidity, with real intensity and drive. The tension here is outstanding and the persistence is incredibly long. It is not the showiest of all the 2016s by a long stretch, and yet it is everything you could possibly want from a Margaux. Like Beychevelle this year, the 2016 Brane-Cantenac puts recent vintages in the shade, thanks not only to the growing season, but also a new punching down system in their gravity-fed winery that was completed in 2015. The 2016 is a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared.
The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of crushed black berries and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of fried herbs and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, refreshing and elegant in the mouth, with chewy tannins, it has an herbal lift on the finish.
A rather firmly structured, masculine style of wine in 2012, with a dense, opaque ruby/purple color. The wine reveals a certain angularity, with hard tannin, but medium body and excellent purity. This is certainly a very good 2012 that should age nicely for 12-15 years.
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Brane-Cantenac features bold scents of redcurrant jelly, kirsch and cassis plus nuances of forest floor, tree bark, fungi and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of bright, energetic fruit with a grainy texture and tons of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Brane-Cantenac displays notes of warm red and black plums, Morello cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and earth. Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fleshy, it delivers a lively line of freshness and an earthy finish.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Margaux
Producer:
Château Brane Cantenac
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere
ABV:
13.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Duck, Game Birds, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Château Brane-Cantenac

Château Brane Cantenac

Château Brane-Cantenac is a renowned wine producer located in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 18th century when...

Château Brane-Cantenac is a renowned wine producer located in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was owned by the wealthy Gorce family. In 1833, the estate was purchased by Baron Hector de Brane, who was known for his innovative winemaking techniques and his passion for producing high-quality wines.

Today, Château Brane-Cantenac is owned by Henri Lurton, who has continued the tradition of producing exceptional wines. The estate covers 75 hectares of vineyards, which are planted with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. The vineyards are situated on gravelly soils, which are ideal for producing wines with great structure and complexity.

The winemaking process at Château Brane-Cantenac is a combination of traditional and modern techniques. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months, depending on the vintage.

Château Brane-Cantenac produces a range of wines, including its flagship wine, the Château Brane-Cantenac Grand Vin. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, and is known for its elegance, complexity, and aging potential. The estate also produces a second wine, Baron de Brane, which is made from younger vines and is designed to be enjoyed in its youth.

In addition to its red wines, Château Brane-Cantenac also produces a white wine, Le Blanc de Brane. This wine is made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes and is fermented and aged in oak barrels. The wine is known for its freshness, minerality, and citrus aromas.

Overall, Château Brane-Cantenac is a producer of exceptional wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world. Its rich history, commitment to quality, and innovative winemaking techniques have made it one of the most respected wine producers in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Margaux

Margaux

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a...

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a history dating back to the 12th century.

The style of production in Margaux is traditional, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The grapes grown in this region are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant grape variety.

The wines produced in Margaux are typically medium to full-bodied, with a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their silky tannins, balanced acidity, and long, complex finish. The best wines from Margaux can age for decades, developing even more complexity and depth over time.

One of the most famous estates in Margaux is Château Margaux, which has been producing wine since the 16th century. Their wines are known for their elegance, finesse, and balance, with a focus on expressing the unique terroir of the Margaux appellation.

Another notable estate in Margaux is Château Palmer, which produces wines that are rich, powerful, and complex. Their wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with a focus on expressing the unique characteristics of each grape variety.

Overall, Margaux is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The wines from this region are some of the finest in the world, and are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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