Château-Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2005

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SKU 00388

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At the heart of the distinguished Margaux appellation, Château Brane-Cantenac stands proudly as a second growth vineyard since 1855. Renowned for producing wines of remarkable richness, elegance and finesse, this 75-hectare estate is an emblem of quality and excellence in the world of fine wine. Since Henri Lurton took over in 1992, he has made it his mission to produce the best possible wine, reinforcing Brane’s position as a high quality second growth. The result is a fine wine that perfectly expresses its remarkable terroir. The vineyard is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château-Brane-Cantenac
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThis is the finest Brane-Cantenac I have tasted in over thirty years. Unusually perfumed and already approachable (atypical for most 2005 Medocs), it reveals a deep plum/purple color as well as a stunningly flamboyant bouquet of smoked herbs, licorice, camphor, black cherries, currants, and notions of plums and blackberries. Elegant with silky tannin and medium body, it is clearly a classic statement on the Margaux appellation. While not a powerhouse, it is beautifully concentrated, stunningly balanced, and surprisingly forward. It could be drunk now after several hours of decanting, but it should age easily for 20+ years.

Robert Parker
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThe fruit has become the main attraction here-layers of ripeness, tempered with an elegant smoothness. The tannins are certainly present in this powerful wine, but they are here to lend support, not dominate. With herbs and very clean black fruits, this is a wine to follow.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorShows mineral and blackberry aromas, with hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long, smoky, earthy, meaty and fruity aftertaste. Long and stylish. Very refined and beautiful. Best after 2012. 15,000 cases made.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008

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