2020 Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux Grand Cru Classé
The roots of Brane Cantenac can be traced back to the early 18th century. At the time it was owned by the Gorce family and was known as Château Gorce (and for a while as Château Gorce Guy). Henri Lurton has been director of this Château since 1992, which has been owned by the Lurton family since 1925. The excellent quality of the terroir, which is inextricably linked to the owner's perfectionism, ensures that this wine is truly insanely beautiful. One of the best brands in the Médoc with a guaranteed fixed value. Today, the Château consists of 90 hectares of vineyards in the Margaux appellation. The largest vineyard covers 45 hectares and is located next to the Château on the plateau de Brane. The 2nd vineyard (22 hectares) is located further north near Soussans. The other vineyards are further south near Arsac. The terroir consists mainly of gravel, but to a lesser extent also of sand and clay. This Margaux consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Baron de Brane is the second wine of Château Brane Cantenac.
The 2020 Margaux from Brane Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenère and 1% Petit Verdot and has a stunning elegance and displays subtle notes of tobacco and beautiful red fruit. The wine is refined and medium to full-bodied on the palate with a nice concentration of fruit and acidity. The Brane Catenanc is a complex, luscious personality with strikingly beautiful, velvety tannins and a very nice drinking window. 93/100 Parker and 98/100 Suckling. Suckling ends his review with: "....Very classy. Best of the trilogy."
|Available as of||Mar 31, 2023|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2026|
|James Suckling rating||98|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|