2017 Brane-Cantenac (Margaux)

Over in Margaux, you never know whether Henri Lurton is happy or not with Brane-Cantenac – he was even cautious on his (now stunning) 2009, saying only time would tell how good it was. There’s no cause for concern with his ’17. it’s textbook Brane – cool, refined and precise. (AR 06/06/2018)
Margaux, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Wine Style
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
drink or keep
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Wine Score
91-93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2018 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2018
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

The 2017 Brane-Cantenac was picked from 14 September to 2 October at 31.2hl/ha after frost destroyed 35% of the vines in April. It is matured in 75% new oak and 25% one-year old and it has 13% alcohol. It has a tightly wound bouquet with broody black fruit, tar and a touch of graphite, very Pauillac in style as usual. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very linear and precise, not a deep Margaux and unashamedly classic in style with dry, slightly brusque tannin. The finish is dominated by tobacco and pencil lead notes with healthy pinch of pepper on the aftertaste. Classic Brane-Cantenac through and through. Tasted on three occasions. 91-93 points

Jane Anson

A lovely wine that sits extremely prettily though the palate, with a seductive expression of florality and blackberry fruits. It`s not as powerful as the past two years, but is skilfully worked with soft grilled oak notes. It doesn`t sacrifice the excellent quality that this estate has been producing. 93 points

Julia Harding

Deep c

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