Château Brane Cantenac

Margaux

standard courier: 3 working days

Sold by: Radford Dale Imports

R 2,320

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenère

Country:

France

Rating:

94 Points - James Suckling 94 Points - Neal Martin 95 Points - Decanter 96 Points - Antonio Galloni

Specifications:

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

Tasting Notes:

A splendid nose with subtle complexity. Very refined fruit with mineral and floral touches and perfectly integrated oak. Above all, aromatic complexity and rare elegance with a deep, richness in the mouth and beautiful ripe, delicate tannins. Tight but gentle with a very fine acidity and immensely long finish.

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Blackberry
Blackberry

Floral
Floral

Minerality
Minerality

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.

In 2015, nature treated us with a cross between 2 other exceptional vintages. Climatic conditions were ideal throughout the entire cycle in the vineyard, but particularly favourable in the Margaux appellation during the ripening period. Picking conditions were thus excellent, allowing us to harvest each of the varietals in every plot at their optimal ripeness. The wines have great aromatic richness and splendid tannic structure. They have everything necessary to allow them to age well for many years to come.

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.

Aged 18 months in 70% new French oak.

Food pairing

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

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