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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables

The Story

Henri Lurton believes that a great wine should combine structure with elegance and possess great aromatic purity. Château Brane Cantenac’s aromatic qualities have been acknowledged for a great many years. Its bouquet develops over time. The more the wine ages, the greater power it develops.  

Brane’s greatest asset is the amazing quality of its historic terroir, because at the end of the day wine is made in the vineyard. This is why Henri Lurton attaches such great importance to vine canopy work, very strict selection and moderate yields (an average yield of 45hl/ha). Contrary to what may have been written about the estate, Brane produces a very limited quantity of First Wine. Scarcely a third of the production carries the famous gold and black label!

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Vintage 2014

Two elements helped the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach the level of a great vintage in 2014 : the grapes grew less after the rain in the summer and they began ripening earlier. The extension of the ripening cycle, due to their growth stopping earlier than the Merlot, allowed them to benefit magnificently from the sunny late summer season.

The high quality Merlot from the plateau, incorporated in smaller quantities than usual, provided an excellent complement to the blend bringing roundness and aromatic richness. 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Well structured nose with toasted flavours, hints of vanilla and cloves, nutmeg in the background. Elderberries and blackcurrants. On the palate aromatic herbs and juicy fruit, firm tannins, good length.
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Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Brane-Cantenac 2014  ( Château Brane-Cantenac )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Well structured nose with toasted flavours, hints of vanilla and cloves, nutmeg in the background. Elderberries and blackcurrants. On the palate aromatic herbs and juicy fruit, firm tannins, good length. "

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