Brane Cantenac 2004
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Tasting Notes and Scores
A beauty from the Margaux appellation, this savory, floral, plum, cherry, and black currant-scented 2004 exhibits wonderful sweetness, medium body, and enough fresh acids to provide definition. An ethereal quality results in a pure, seductive wine that should drink well for 12-15+ years. How good it is to see this famous estate back on track.
The 2004 Brane-Cantenac is a far better wine than the 2003. It has much more energy on the nose, which features red berry fruit and hints of tobacco, sage and sous-bois, all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and crisp acidity, and very well balanced, even if it is missing a little complexity and mineralité toward the finish. This is a conservative Brane-Cantenac that refuses to go the extra inch. But it should please those who appreciate classic claret over the next 10 or so years. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château.