Château-Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2009

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SKU 14071


The Lurton family has owned and managed this estate in Margaux over the past four generations. Since 1992, Henri, Lucien Lurton’s son, has been at the helm, continuing in his father’s footsteps. It is his turn to strive for that ideal balance between man and nature which, alone can obtain the best from a particular terroir. Recognised throughout the estate’s history as one of the finest in the Médoc, Brane’s terroir long gave the estate its unofficial ranking as ‘first of the seconds’. Deep gravel, clay and a sandy topsoil compose this great terroir, and the heart of the estate is an unbroken block of 45 hectares, which has remained unchanged for three centuries. Brane Cantenac is a Second Growth planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château-Brane-Cantenac
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateA spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years.

March 2012
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastWarm and rounded, this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious, with rich blackberry flavors right up front, although its aging potential is evident with the concentrated, deep structure.

Roger Voss, February 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRipe and fleshy, with an enticing mix of linzer torte, currant confiture and crushed plum fruit offset by hints of briar and bay leaf. The long finish lets roasted apple wood, singed iron and tobacco leaf notes fill in, while staying plush in feel. Combines the ripeness of the vintage with a nice old-school feel. Best from 2013 through 2025. 12,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012