Brane-Cantenac, Margaux 2019


Region: Margaux

Tasting note:

A deep purple colour. The nose is bursting with black fruits, spices, floral and woody scents. It is charming and of great complexity. It expresses the perfect maturity of the 2019 vintage. In the mouth, the wine is generous, savoury. It is very powerful while silky and velvety. Great tannins and richness with the necessary acidity to be beautifully balanced. The finish is impressively long. Undoubtedly a very great and long ageing Brane Cantenac ( Chateau notes )

Derived exclusively from the château’s holdings on the deep gravel soils of the plateau of Brane, the 2019 Brane-Cantenac has turned out brilliantly and merits a special effort to seek out. Wafting from the glass with aromas of wild berries, pencil shavings, violets, sweet loamy soil and cardamon, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with lively acids, ripe tannins and a beautifully seamless, perfumed profile. Retaining all the estate’s signature elegance but with an extra dimension of depth and intensity, it’s the finest Brane-Cantenac of the modern era and one of the great successes of the 2019 vintage. Drink Date 2029 – 2065. 97P William Kelley,  April 2022

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc with a dash of Petit Verdot and Carmenere. Deep ruby-purple. The nose is complex and finds pristine balance between succulent blackcurrant fruit, woody herbs, cedar and tobacco. Aromatically enticing with wonderful fragrance. The palate is fine and chalky, initially compact but bursting with weightlessly intense fruit. The structure is highly refined but ageworthy as the fruit is lined with ripe but persistent and chewy tannins. Precise but bursting with character, this is an elegant yet impressive style, led by blue, red and black fruit that is beautifully delineated and very moreish. The fruit builds in power and sweetness through to the finish, highlighting the potential and with each passing month this wine becomes ever better. Everything is in sync on this very impressive Brane Cantenac that will age well for decades. Outstanding.  96+  Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2022

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