From the assiduous and ever candid Henri Lurton, one of our favourite Bordeaux proprietors. We rated this above Malescot, and very close to Rauzan-Segla - both of which sold out quickly at higher prices.
- Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
- Wine Style
- Dominant Grape
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Closure Style
- drink or keep
- Bottle Size
- Case Quantity
- Wine Score
- 93-95 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2010
91-93 points, Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2010
90-91 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2010
18 points, Steven Spurrier, Decanter, April 2010
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Only 37% of the production made it in to the 2009 Brane Cantenac (slightly lower than most properties because the fruit was so good). This is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.87 and finished alcohol of 13.2%. It is another offering that reveals no evidence of wood even though 70% new oak barrels were utilized. A dense plum/purple color is followed by a lovely perfume of flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, and black currants. Seamless in the mouth with stunning concentration, a seductive style, an exquisite Margaux delicacy, and levels of richness and intensity I have never before seen in Brane Cantenac, it should drink effortlessly for 30+ years. Tasted four times. 93-95 points
A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc with 11.3% pressed wine, cropped between 22nd September and 9th October at 48.4hl/ha, this has a very precise nose with blackberry, cedar, sandalwood and a touch of mint, but returning
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