Brane-Cantenac-Margaux-2013

Brane Cantenac, (Margaux), 2013

The 2013 Brane-Cantenac has come on nicely since I last tasted it in barrel, even if it does fall short of recent vintages from Henri Lurton and his team. Certainly it has developed more fruit concentration on the nose: fresh strawberries and redcurrant laced with tobacco. The palate is nicely balanced with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, just a touch of piquancy coming through on the finish. It has developed more heft during barrel ageing and given 3 or 4 years in bottle, should develop into a satisfying mid-term Margaux.
Wine Advocate 88 pts October 2016

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C1276
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Brane Cantenac
Item(s) Bottle
$84.95
Case
$1,019.40

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C1276
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Brane Cantenac

Description

The 2013 Brane-Cantenac has come on nicely since I last tasted it in barrel, even if it does fall short of recent vintages from Henri Lurton and his team. Certainly it has developed more fruit concentration on the nose: fresh strawberries and redcurrant laced with tobacco. The palate is nicely balanced with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, just a touch of piquancy coming through on the finish. It has developed more heft during barrel ageing and given 3 or 4 years in bottle, should develop into a satisfying mid-term Margaux.
Wine Advocate 88 pts October 2016