2010 Brane Cantenac

Brane Cantenac

93Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
1 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£800.00
Bts
-
4 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£69.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

Tasted on three occasions, a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, raised in 70% new oak delivering 13.5% alcohol, the Brane-Cantenac 2010 has that trademark, very Pauillac style note, the Cabernet Sauvignon defining the nascent aromatics with graphite and cedar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fully ripe tannins, a little conservative on the entry but fanning out beautifully on the tightly wound mid-palate. Judicious use of the fleshy Merlot to balance out the Cabernet, composed and very harmonious towards the “classic” finish. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

Score: 94-96/100Neal Martin

With a gorgeously evolved, extremely complex bouquet of forest floor, spring flowers, lead pencil shavings and red and black currants, this full-bodied, dense, ruby/plum/purple-colored wine hits the palate with an opulent, fleshy, full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and a very layered, profoundly concentrated style that is, at the same time, both powerful and sublime. This gorgeous wine from proprietor Henri Lurton will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring and evolve for 25-30 years. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

Score: 95-/100Robert Parker

Beautifully expressed Cabernet fruit, pure Margaux elegance that combines intensity and finesse, long flavours, excellent balance that shows up Brane's specific style. Drink 2016-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

Score: 18-/20Decanter

The deep ruby and very classy 2010 Brane-Cantenac gives up aromas of violets, plums, cedar and blackcurrant, followed on the palate by a complex array of spice and floral notes layered with vibrant fresh fruits. This wine has wonderful balance and elegance, and will age for decades - Bravo Brane-Cantenac for another great vintage! asianpalate.com

Score: 93-95/100Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Brane Cantenac From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol, which is high for Brane Canenac. With a pH of 3.70, there is no sensation of heat in the wine. The Grand Vin represents 33% of the harvest. The wine opens with a delicate perfume of floral, jammy dark berries, cassis, oak and tobacco scents. Fresh, blackberry, floral, licorice and black cherry flavors, round ample tannins and a sweet, spicy cassis finish are the hallmarks of this wine. This shows more depth and acidity than the 2009. winecellarinsider.com

Score: 92-94/100Jeff Leve

Sappy, fresh and lively. Nicely done this year.

Score: 17-/20FINE+RARE

A fresh, floral style, with violet and rose aromas followed by a mix of vibrant red currant and blackberry fruit. The dusty finish has good underlying acidity, keeping it racy. James Molseworth, winespectator.com

Score: 90-93/100Wine Spectator

Very dark and concentrated. Exotic nose with some spice and aromas of old-ladies’ handbags. Really rather rewarding on the nose but on the palate it seems a little too sweet and soft. Then becomes a bit green and astringent. Awkward, though there are interesting elements here. Should come right in the end. jancisrobinson.com

Score: 17-/20Jancis Robinson
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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