2009 Brane-Cantenac (Margaux)

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.
Origin
Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
12
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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Media Reviews

Robert Parker

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

Neal Martin

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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