En Primeur Chateau Brane Cantenac 2016 is now available for sale
Château Brane-Cantenac is a 2ème Cru Classé located west of the village of Cantenac in the Margaux appellation. Since Henri Barton has taken over his dad Lucien, extensive investment in the winery has been made and today the wines of Brane Cantenac are fuller and more concentrated, yet still showing the delicate aromas of Margaux.
“… It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the “Pauillac of Margaux.” The palate is simply the best that I have ever tasted at the estate, without question. This has presence, but also weightlessness, filigree tannin and perfectly pitched acidity, with real intensity and drive. The tension here is outstanding and the persistence is incredibly long. It is not the showiest of all the 2016s by a long stretch, and yet it is everything you could possibly want from a Margaux. Like Beychevelle this year, the 2016 Brane-Cantenac puts recent vintages in the shade, thanks not only to the growing season, but also a new punching down system in their gravity-fed winery that was completed in 2015. The 2016 is a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared. Drink 2026-2060.” – 96/98pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2017
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’, in bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK.