Château Brane-Cantenac

Baron De Brane Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9294 ratings
8.927 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

This is the second wine from Brane-Cantenac, which was a massive success for the vintage in 2013, a tough year in Bordeaux. Dark fruit, leather, tar. Doesn't sustain long but quite tasty all considered.

This is the second wine from Brane-Cantenac, which was a massive success for the vintage in 2013, a tough year in Bordeaux. Dark fruit, leather, tar. Doesn't sustain long but quite tasty all considered.

Mar 6th, 2018
Matt Trader, TWP

Can't pass up a glass of this when at a French Restaurant. This is an excellent reflection of the velvet hammer Margaux style, and idea of what the top estate wines could offer you from Chateau Brane Cantenac. Black plum skins, dates, blackberry liqueur, pencil box, allspice, medium bodied, focused tannin, perfect for duck l'orange.

Can't pass up a glass of this when at a French Restaurant. This is an excellent reflection of the velvet hammer Margaux style, and idea of what the top estate wines could offer you from Chateau Brane Cantenac. Black plum skins, dates, blackberry liqueur, pencil box, allspice, medium bodied, focused tannin, perfect for duck l'orange.

Jan 9th, 2018
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.9

Already drinking well after some decanting, but has the bones to go quite a while. A lot of fruit, but well contained by the structure. Will age well and great value.

Already drinking well after some decanting, but has the bones to go quite a while. A lot of fruit, but well contained by the structure. Will age well and great value.

2 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.1

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1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Great, starting to tip toe into maturity with earthy forest floor and mushroom at first that gives way to harmonious currants and cassis, mocha, toast and a long, silky Margaux finish.

Great, starting to tip toe into maturity with earthy forest floor and mushroom at first that gives way to harmonious currants and cassis, mocha, toast and a long, silky Margaux finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2016
Michael Centanni

Deep purple, slight haze, unfiltered. Violets, sweet flowers. Black plums, blackberry. Med acid & tannins. Full body, long finish.

Deep purple, slight haze, unfiltered. Violets, sweet flowers. Black plums, blackberry. Med acid & tannins. Full body, long finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2015
Robert McCall

Second from Brane-Cantenac. The aromatics are there but in the mouth it's texturally lacking with faded fruit, low acidity, almost creamy mouthfeel. Meh.

Second from Brane-Cantenac. The aromatics are there but in the mouth it's texturally lacking with faded fruit, low acidity, almost creamy mouthfeel. Meh.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Deep and pure on the nose. Excellent balance of black fruit preserve, floral notes, and graphite. Dense and gripping. Revealing today, but clearly warrants more time in the cellar.

Deep and pure on the nose. Excellent balance of black fruit preserve, floral notes, and graphite. Dense and gripping. Revealing today, but clearly warrants more time in the cellar.

Jan 24th, 2015
Scott Hill

Very ripe almost jammy black currant and raspberry aromas and flavors with a long finish of allspice, cinnamon and graphite. Outstanding second label Margaux.

Very ripe almost jammy black currant and raspberry aromas and flavors with a long finish of allspice, cinnamon and graphite. Outstanding second label Margaux.

Dec 13th, 2014
Maxence Guilluy

Blueberry, blackberry, animal, stable, light tannis, light

Blueberry, blackberry, animal, stable, light tannis, light

Nov 26th, 2013