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Tasting notes
Score 95-96/100 · James Suckling

This is really strong from Brane-Cantenac this year with toned muscles and beautiful fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and polished. Shows wonderful intensity and density yet remains reserved and very tight. Very impressive from here. Grabs you. One of the best ever from here. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Critic Scores

Critic scores
95
95/100

Average Score

96
95-96/100

James Suckling

92
90-93/100

Wine Spectator

More reviews and scores

90 - 93 points
Wine Spectator
Score 90-93/100 · Wine Spectator

Shows a coffee edge, along with tobacco and bay notes that meld steadily into the core of steeped plum and black cherry fruit. The fleshy finish lets the bay element take an encore. A touch old-school. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

17 points
Jancis Robinson MW
Score 17/20 · Jancis Robinson MW

Dark purplish crimson. Neat, unforced, smells fully ripe. Salty finish and a fine spread across the palate. Bone dry, but not too drying, finish. Cool, unforced and sophisticated. Very competent indeed. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2026-2044

90 - 93 points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Score 90-93/100 · Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2016 Brane-Cantenac is terrific, and also a worthy follow-up to the 2015, although it naturally reflects the very different personality of the year. Dark red and purplish fruit, mocha, spice and leather infuse this super-expressive Margaux. Vivid and intense, but with a perceptible feeling of translucent finesse, the 2016 is wonderfully complete and expressive. It also has quite a bit of potential to grow from there. Tasted three times. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

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Brane Cantenac

Château Brane-Cantenac has been a consistent performer in the Margaux wine appellation since Henri Lurton took over the property, but thanks to replanting and investment in the last decade, quality has seen another sharp upswing.

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