Château Brane Cantenac

Margaux

standard courier: 3 working days

Sold by: Radford Dale Imports

R 1,946

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Country:

France

Rating:

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast 92 Points - Robert Parker 92 Points - James Suckling

Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs
Origin: Bordeaux Appellation: Margaux

Tasting Notes:

Beautiful finesse on the nose. Scents of cassis, with pepper, confit blackberries, cocoa beans. Everything underlining menthol and graphite hints. The attack is full and round with a very dense mid palate and a long and powerful finish. The tannins are bold and have remarkable precision. Great balance for this rich and full bodied wine.

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Blackberries
Blackberries

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

White Pepper
White Pepper

Established in the 18th century, at which time it was known as "Gorce", this large estate is located on the best gravelly outcrops of Cantenac. A century before the 1855 classification, it was considered one of the best second growths in the Médoc. In 1833, Baron de Brane (called "Napoleon of the Vines") sold his estate in Pauillac, Brane-Mouton, and bought Gorce, which he renamed "Brane-Cantenac", ten years later. Lucien Lurton's grandfather acquired the estate in 1925, and was succeeded by his grandson in 1956. Lucien Lurton's son, Henri, currently manages the estate and puts all his efforts into producing a great Margaux in each and every vintage, reflecting Brane-Cantenac's superb vineyard soil.

Two elements helped the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach the level of a great vintage in 2014: the grapes grew less after the rain in the summer and they began ripening earlier. The extension of the ripening cycle, due to their growth stopping earlier than the Merlot, allowed them to benefit magnificently from the sunny late summer season.

The high quality Merlot from the plateau, incorporated in smaller quantities than usual, provided an excellent complement to the blend bringing roundness and aromatic richness.

Food pairing

One of the most natural wine and food combinations is Margaux with lamb.

Venison Lamb Hard Cheese Beef
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