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Château Brane-Cantenac 2020 Margaux 2e Grand Cru Classé

Decanter (Jane Anson) 94 | Neal Martin (Vinous) 95-97 | The wine Advocate 91-93 punten

  • Smaakprofiel
    Krachtig & Complex
  • Druivenras
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Herkomst
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux
68,50 €
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Specificaties
Awards
Art.nr.1901820
WijnsoortRode Wijn
Flesinhoud0.750000
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
RegioBordeaux
ClassificatieAOC Margaux
SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Jaargang2020
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
Op dronk vanaf2027
Op dronk tot2057
Bevat sulfietenSulfieten

Decanter 
94/100 punten
Violet-edged, lovely vibrant colour. A low-yield wine that has kept an impressively fresh core, with expressive fruits and a vibrant grip through the centre of the wine. Powerful, tight tannins and the concentration becomes clearer in the glass, a ton of bilberry, sage and rosemary aromatics, with a generous helping of graphite and crushed stone. All of these wines are going to need very careful ageing - although the reasonable alcohols should help. A yield of 31hl/ha. 18 months ageing in a mix of new oak barrels and amphoras. 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenère completes the blend. Tasted twice.

Neal Martin (Vinous)
95-97/100 punten
The 2020 Brane-Cantenac was picked September 14–28 and includes 13% vin de presse. It has exactly the same blend as last year since Henri Lurton and his team did not limit the Grand Vin to the 30-hectare plateau, a similar approach to Pichon-Baron when they reorganized their own vineyard. I allowed my sample an hour to open (during which I was discussing the wine with Lurton over Zoom). It has a beautifully defined bouquet of blackberry, wild hedgerow, fresh mint and light bay leaf scents. I have sometimes found a little greenness on the nose, but there is none in 2020. The palate is very well balanced with finely chiseled, precise tannins and beautifully judged acidity. Harmonious and poised, this is an absolutely fantastic Brane-Cantenac, in my mind superior to the previous two vintages, exuding wonderful mineralité on the finish. A must-buy.

The wine Advocate
91-93/100 punten
The 2020 Brane-Cantenac is composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carménère and 1% Petit Verdot. It weighs in with 13.7% alcohol and a pH of 3.71. Deep purple-black colored, it has a beautifully expressive nose of fresh redcurrants, blackcurrant jelly, kirsch and rose oil, plus hints of tobacco leaf, wild sage and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled with a plush texture and plenty of freshness supporting the red berry and earthy flavors, finishing fragrant.

 

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