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  • Country ranking ?

    704
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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 L...

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Vintage 2020

In Bordeaux, the heat led to early flowering. Additionally, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and we can expect a more opulent vintage than in recent years.

This year's summer was the hottest since 1959, but the rain fell at just the right time during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will produce grapes with high alcohol p...

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Written Notes

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. A noble classic with complex character, elegant aroma reminiscent of ripe elderberries, flavourful blackcurrants and sweet blackberries, hints of plums, beetroots and Perigord truffles in the background. Elegant toasting reminiscent of mocha, cocoa and hints of mild spices. On the palate exquisite tannins, silky texture and fine acidity create a wonderful tension and characterizes this wine with sophisticated character and complex finish. 

  • 98p

2020  Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux Blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis, violets, tobacco leaf and earthy nuances create the attention seeking nose. Dark in color, with equally dark, palate-coating fruits with layers of velvet-textured, sensuous, sexy, deep red berries. The fruits display a majestic sense of purity. The elegant, silky finish remains with you for close to 60 seconds, expanding and building in intensity. This is a wow wine that fans of the estate should run, not walk and buy as soon as its offered. The wine blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere 13.7% ABV pH 3.71. The harvest took place September 14-September 28. 96-98  Pts

  • 98p

Ruby. Cassis, blackberries and anise, fruit driven nose, scented, floral and nuanced nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, spices, liquorice, detailed and long, smooth yet plenty of texture behind, long. 94-96

  • 96p

Full bottle 1,325 g. Cask sample taken 19 April. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% each of Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Cabernet Sauvignon was picked 17 to 28 September, Merlot 14 to 18 September, Cabernet Franc 18 to 25 September, Petit Verdot 21 to 22 September, Carmenère 30 September.
Deep, dark purple. Very fragrant with hints of bergamot. Decidedly aérien on the nose and then super-gentle on the palate. Much lighter than most of its peers but by no means vapid. The tannins are almost negligible – apparently – but they dig in on the end of the palate. Very long. A decidedly graceful wine.

  • 90p
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