2011 Brane Cantenac



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Average critic rating : 89.94 points

90

90

Henri Lurton has turned out a juicy, elegant, stylish 2011 Brane Cantenac displaying a dense ruby/plum color as well as a perfumed bouquet of red and black fruits, earth and spring flowers, attractive length, a texture that builds incrementally, beautiful purity and overall harmony. This outstanding, medium-bodied effort should age nicely for 15+ years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

88-90

88-90

The Brane Cantenac is a blend of 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Carmenere and 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped from 9th to 19th September for the Merlot and 19th to 27th Cabernet Sauvignon, the Carmenere on the 10th October (the first time it has been promoted to the Grand Vin, so well done vines.) As usual, the sample needs several minutes to find its composure in the glass. Eventually, it finds its even keel with attractive wild berries, graphite and crushed stone, very crisp and well defined as if there are spaces to be filled between the aromas (this will be done during the élevage.) The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. There is a touch of unresolved oak whilst the finish is a little pinched at the moment with a slightly attenuated finish. As usual, I bet this will taste far superior after five years, but I wonder whether there is just enough substance here? Wait and see, but I appreciate the style. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

88-89

88-89

Sweet tobacco with blueberries and spices. Full body, with round tannins and a straightforward finish. Nicely done. jamessuckling.com

88-91

88-91

Nice sappy feel, with juicy kirsch and plum flesh notes and lots of well-integrated spice on the finish. Lightens up a touch in the end, but stays focused. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

16.5

16.5

Deep cherry red. Leafily aromatic. Lifted red-cherry fruit, almost minty/herbal. Lots of oak sweetness on the palate, dampening down that brightness of fruit. Though the brightness re-emerges on the sweet-fruited finish. Fresh and lithe and although the tannins are dry and powdery, the whole thing is refreshing on the finish. jancisrobinson.com

90-91

90-91

From a blend of 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and for the first time, a small percentage of .5% Carmenere has been added as well. Forest aromas with leaves, kirsch, flowers and spice, this medium-bodied, soft and round wine ends with a fresh and bright black raspberry and cassis finish. TheWineCellarInsider.com

90-91

90-91

This is a medium bodied Brane Cantenac with fresh lively fruits and delicate floral flavours. There are many subtle layers of fruit, but right now the flavours are understated and the wine is fairly quiet. This is an elegant Margaux with supple texture, refined tannins and a fairly long finish. Gentle extraction with lightness and finesse. AsianPalate.com

17

17

An unmistakeably soapy Margaux nose. It has lovely bright sappy fruit and while the tannins are a little forthright at present the fruit beneath is top class.



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