2018 Château Brane-Cantenac, 2ème Grand Cru Classé Margaux is now released
Château Brane-Cantenac is a 2ème Cru Classé located west of the village of Cantenac in the Margaux appellation. Since Henri Barton has taken from 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.
The 2019 Brane-Cantenac was cropped at 50hl/ha between 18 September and 9 October. Matured entirely in new oak, it is in possession of an almost pixelated bouquet with beguiling blackberry, bilberry and crushed limestone aromas. I find this less austere than some vintages of Brane-Cantenac at this prenatal stage. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with filigree tannins, very harmonious, not a deep or powerful Margaux, yet very delineated. There is that signature touch of greenness that I often find on Brane-Cantenac on the finish, though I have learned through experience that this is assimilated with bottle age, so have a cool cellar handy. Excellent. – 94-96 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous
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