Château Brane-Cantenac

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1644 ratings
9.1150 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Alicia Cypress

So much acid. A table mate called this feminine, which I agree with. One of the lightest Bordeauxs on our table. Would have been happy drinking this all night.

So much acid. A table mate called this feminine, which I agree with. One of the lightest Bordeauxs on our table. Would have been happy drinking this all night.

Jun 21st, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Smooth. Balanced

Smooth. Balanced

Apr 2nd, 2018
Ivonne Nill

Forest floor aromas, leather, tobacco, very tertiary and very little primary fruit left. A hint of cedar and spice, without the classic Margaux perfume.The tannins are supple and fully resolved. This wine is more evolved that I would expect for the vintage, perhaps improper storage?

Forest floor aromas, leather, tobacco, very tertiary and very little primary fruit left. A hint of cedar and spice, without the classic Margaux perfume.The tannins are supple and fully resolved. This wine is more evolved that I would expect for the vintage, perhaps improper storage?

Mar 4th, 2018
Matt Trader, TWP

Valentine's Day 2018. Paired with Roasted Butterflied Lobster Tail, and a Chocolate Truffle Torte. Notes to come:)

- - Brane-Cantenac is a special wine to my wife and I. It is the first Bordeaux Chateaux we ever visited on our honeymoon. It is this little modest estate sitting in the shadow of the oversized Chateaux of Cantenac Brown, but it couldn't be more opposite when you bring the wine into the mix. Classic Margaux nose but less funk and more fruit. Terrior is hard to define, but if you have been somewhere memorable, and have a wine or food from that place.. it's when you have it again and it transports you back that to that place and time that defines that for me. It smells of the cool clean air and morning dew, sunshine, gravel dust from the road we had just driven in on, leather and wood from the barn, and the fresh overtones of fruity wine just beginning fermentation in the production facility that make up the core character of the wine. It is the terrior of Cantenac, and more specifically of Brane-Cantenac.

Paired this with Roasted Butterflied Lobster, and Broccolini, and a little left over for the Chocolate Truffle Torte I made as well for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day 2018. Paired with Roasted Butterflied Lobster Tail, and a Chocolate Truffle Torte. Notes to come:)

- - Brane-Cantenac is a special wine to my wife and I. It is the first Bordeaux Chateaux we ever visited on our honeymoon. It is this little modest estate sitting in the shadow of the oversized Chateaux of Cantenac Brown, but it couldn't be more opposite when you bring the wine into the mix. Classic Margaux nose but less funk and more fruit. Terrior is hard to define, but if you have been somewhere memorable, and have a wine or food from that place.. it's when you have it again and it transports you back that to that place and time that defines that for me. It smells of the cool clean air and morning dew, sunshine, gravel dust from the road we had just driven in on, leather and wood from the barn, and the fresh overtones of fruity wine just beginning fermentation in the production facility that make up the core character of the wine. It is the terrior of Cantenac, and more specifically of Brane-Cantenac.

Paired this with Roasted Butterflied Lobster, and Broccolini, and a little left over for the Chocolate Truffle Torte I made as well for Valentine's Day.

Feb 15th, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

1955. Probably the favourite of the night for most. I preferred the ‘28 by a smidge.

1955. Probably the favourite of the night for most. I preferred the ‘28 by a smidge.

Jan 29th, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

1928. Hands down and hands up my favorite of all 48 wines tonight. Second growth Margaux. This was beautiful. 90 years old.

1928. Hands down and hands up my favorite of all 48 wines tonight. Second growth Margaux. This was beautiful. 90 years old.

Jan 29th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Seams ready to go, and could go further. Tannins soft, fruit still hanging in there: current, cassis and wild spice abound, with the acid keeping it bright.

Seams ready to go, and could go further. Tannins soft, fruit still hanging in there: current, cassis and wild spice abound, with the acid keeping it bright.

Jan 25th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

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Nov 18th, 2017
Frank Forte

blueberries, undergrowth, cherries , licorice, spice , toasty oak, firm structure , medium density , 15s finish

blueberries, undergrowth, cherries , licorice, spice , toasty oak, firm structure , medium density , 15s finish

2 people found it helpfulDec 6th, 2014
Cynthia Langstaff

Big aromatic bouquet leather, fruit, something piquant- black pepper? ... Currant? Or black berry? Is well blended w earthy overtones in flavor. Silky on tongue, fruit very forward but backed with some bitter tannin in moderation. Moderately long linger less acidic in finish than the 2006.

Big aromatic bouquet leather, fruit, something piquant- black pepper? ... Currant? Or black berry? Is well blended w earthy overtones in flavor. Silky on tongue, fruit very forward but backed with some bitter tannin in moderation. Moderately long linger less acidic in finish than the 2006.

2 people found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014