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Chateau Brane Cantenac, 2008 Red Wine

Margaux 2me cru Classe, Bordeaux
** 92 Points- **

Bottle size: 75cl


$90.55 USD

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This 2008 Chateau Brane Cantenac is stunning, evolved, dark plum/ruby-hued that reveals aromas of the forest floor, sweet black and red currants, licorice and roasted herbs. Classic, elegant and medium to full-bodied, it provides a sexy, complex, intellectual as well as hedonistic turn-on. Drink this delicious Margaux over the next 12-15+ years. Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011.

The 2008 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 28% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 70% Cabernet Sauvignon. There remains that eucalyptus tincture that I have picked up on previous bottles, though here it is less pronounced, possibly receding with time? It has a classic, rather austere bouquet that would have benefited from more fruit intensity, although there is a sense of freshness, attractive mint and cedar aromas emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fresh line of acidity. There is a faint touch of peppermint that comes through towards the finish as it gently grips the mouth, a Brane-Cantenac probably just approaching its drinking window. Whilst it might be a step behind the following two vintages, this is a fine Margaux for those who desire a slightly more austere yet still delicious and quite complex Claret. 2020 - 2040 Score: 90 Neal Martin,, February 2018.

*** 92 Points (Outstanding) Robert Parker ***
*** 90 Points Neal Martin ***

Château Brane-Cantenac is a renowned wine estate situated in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. With roots tracing back to the 18th century, the estate has earned a reputation for crafting exceptional red wines. Encompassing approximately 75 hectares, the vineyard benefits from gravelly and sandy soils, ideal for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. Château Brane-Cantenac's wines are celebrated for their finesse, complexity, and aging potential, exhibiting ripe fruit flavors, velvety tannins, and a distinct Margaux terroir. Classified as a Second Growth (Deuxième Cru) in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, the estate continues to uphold its legacy of excellence under the ownership of the Lurton family. Château Brane-Cantenac stands as a symbol of the esteemed winemaking heritage of the Margaux appellation, producing wines that embody the finest qualities of the region.



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