Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.231 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.4

Boom.

Boom.

2 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2014
Anthony Lombardi

A ridiculous amount of fruit remains intact here. A ton of secondary truffle & savory character shows. The vibrant nature is shocking in every good way. I modestly would say that I've been lucky enough to taste quite a few 82's and this is among the best ones.

A ridiculous amount of fruit remains intact here. A ton of secondary truffle & savory character shows. The vibrant nature is shocking in every good way. I modestly would say that I've been lucky enough to taste quite a few 82's and this is among the best ones.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2017
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.8

What an elegant wine. This #chateaubranecantenac had incredible complexity and balance. All the notes showed as a classic #grandcruclasse #bordeaux. The fruit was sweet, the structure was finessed, and the length was great. #medoc #margaux #cabernetsaugvinon #blend #ctbucklinwine

What an elegant wine. This #chateaubranecantenac had incredible complexity and balance. All the notes showed as a classic #grandcruclasse #bordeaux. The fruit was sweet, the structure was finessed, and the length was great. #medoc #margaux #cabernetsaugvinon #blend #ctbucklinwine

Jul 17th, 2016
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.1

Fantastic to see this beauty still rocking along. Could have another 5-8 years but lucky to enjoy it with friends

Fantastic to see this beauty still rocking along. Could have another 5-8 years but lucky to enjoy it with friends

Jun 17th, 2016
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.8

About as perfect as middle-term, pedigreed Bordeaux gets. None of the overblown fruit problems that characterize the vintage here. Just 100% sexy old-school Bordeaux. Reliable, dependable, and still (kind of) affordable at $325 in a Times Square restaurant.

About as perfect as middle-term, pedigreed Bordeaux gets. None of the overblown fruit problems that characterize the vintage here. Just 100% sexy old-school Bordeaux. Reliable, dependable, and still (kind of) affordable at $325 in a Times Square restaurant.

Sep 11th, 2014
James Leahy

1982 Brane Cantenac. Fun, but couldn't stand up to the 84 from Spring Mountain.

1982 Brane Cantenac. Fun, but couldn't stand up to the 84 from Spring Mountain.

Jan 17th, 2014
Makoto Someya

Animal flavor. Leather. Still elegant and acidic. But when opening, cork stripped to inside of bottle. That means. 1982 @, Kai - JH, 190406-190601

Animal flavor. Leather. Still elegant and acidic. But when opening, cork stripped to inside of bottle. That means. 1982 @, Kai - JH, 190406-190601

Apr 6th, 2019
Daniel M

What a treat! A bit behind its peak though but still vibrant with strawberry notes and faded tannins. The nose was all toasty and mushrooms. Good tasting experience. Had a blast sharing this with friends born in 82

What a treat! A bit behind its peak though but still vibrant with strawberry notes and faded tannins. The nose was all toasty and mushrooms. Good tasting experience. Had a blast sharing this with friends born in 82

Feb 25th, 2018
Bruce Leboff

A beautiful well aged Bordeaux. Still some tannin and good structure. Colour yielding to more typical brick - with some nuttiness on the nose. Elegant dark fruit and a slight pleasant tar on the nose. drank very well and improved from opening 1 hour later. A pleasure to drink from their outstanding vintage.

A beautiful well aged Bordeaux. Still some tannin and good structure. Colour yielding to more typical brick - with some nuttiness on the nose. Elegant dark fruit and a slight pleasant tar on the nose. drank very well and improved from opening 1 hour later. A pleasure to drink from their outstanding vintage.

Feb 21st, 2018
Stephen Dodson

With a rib eye. Took a while and old school, but delightful Christmas Eve

With a rib eye. Took a while and old school, but delightful Christmas Eve

Dec 23rd, 2016