1988 Brane Cantenac

Brane Cantenac

84Average Score
Red
12x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,007.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
84
Critic Notes

Very ripe plum, with hints of leather, on the nose. Full-bodied, with an earthy, funky flavor, but ripe and rich. A little rustic, but enjoyable.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. – James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

Score: 87-/100Wine Spectator

Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the chateau, the 1988 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. It has an austere bouquet, a little dusty perhaps, with damp earth and singed leather aromas, a hint of sandalwood developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, but there is more substance than I was expecting and it gently closes with a lightly spiced finish. It has lasted the course over almost three decades, a decent if rather staid 1988 that is unlikely to improve. Tasted March 2016. Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 87-/100Neal Martin

Dark ruby-colored, the 1988 is intensely herbaceous, suggesting that the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested too early. Medium-bodied and lacking concentration and class, it is another undistinguished effort from this perennial underachiever. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. Wine Advocate.February, 1993

Score: 77-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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