Chateau Brane Cantenac 2018 Margaux, Bordeaux
Reviewers have been very kind to Brane-Cantenac in recent years. Whatever is going on at the chateau seems to be working. On the day we sampled it, the wine showed considerable heft and depth, and most of us appreciated its character. But where is the Margaux charm? Waiting to be revealed with time, I suspect. I hope, anyway.
"95 Points. The 2018 Brane-Cantenac opens with a super-classic bouquet of dried herbs, pencil shavings, licorice and mint. Medium in body and wonderfully nuanced, Brane-Cantenac marries the natural richness of the year with a classic structural feel. This is one of the most elegant, restrained 2018s readers will come across. I loved it."--Antonio Galloni