Powerful, structured, perfumed - explosive with ripe dark berry and plum fruit, leafy notes, smoke, tobacco, cinnamon, cardamon, leather, cocoa, minerals and graphite. The texture is silky and elegant . Frmly structured frame balanced with fresh acidity.
“The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is powerful, structured and explosive in feel. A deep, resonant wine, the 2015 boasts off the charts ripeness allied to formidable structure and tannic heft. I imagine the 2015 is going to need a number of years to become approachable and more than that to be at its best. The dark stone fruit, smoke, tobacco, spice and leather flavors pack a huge punch, but it is the wine's balance that places it among the elite on the Left Bank in 2015. Brane-Cantenac is a total pleasure bomb. I can't wait to taste it with a little bottle age.”
96 points, Antonio Galloni
Powerful, structured, perfumed and explosive with ripe dark berry and plum fruit, leafy notes, smoke, tobacco, cinnamon, cardamon, leather, cocoa, minerals and graphite. The texture is silky and elegant in a firmly structured frame with slightly chewy tannins and fresh acidity. Can easily handle several more years of aging. Pair with lamb, duck, roasted meats.
Chateau Brane Cantenac is located in the Bordeaux Left Bank commune of Margaux, and is currently under the direction of Henri Lurton. Under his direction, a large number of the vineyards were replanted, and the estate modernized. the 75 hectares of vineyards are planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39.5% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet France, 5% Carmenere, and 1% Petit Verdot. Petit Verdot is not included in the 2015 blend - the first vintage where it is included is 2017. Vineyards are on sand and gravel soils.
Brane-Cantenac is a 2nd Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification scheme.