Brane Cantenac 2009
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Tasting Notes and Scores
A 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.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)
The 2009 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 22 to October 9 with a modest 13.4° alcohol. This has long been a great Margaux. It is very delineated and yet very generous on the bravura bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is fresh and bursting with energy right from the start. There is plenty of weight and presence here, but that tension binds this Brane-Cantenac together. Then there is that Pauillac-inspired, graphite finish that lingers for 45+ seconds. This is one of Henri Lurton’s best wines. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château.
[53CS/40M/7CF] Restrained cabernet cassis, a profound impression on the nose; a lovely Brane balance: rich, supple yet fresh with a particularly fine grained tannin and a fine concentration; long, graceful, ripe cassis cored wine, gently complex, long across the palate, typical Margaux in its proportions and style, very Cabernet Sauvignon in its blackcurrant fruit flavour; this has all the fleshiness (lovely Merlot) of the best of the vintage, and a fine, warm, spicy length. Very nice indeed. 2020-30+
Plenty of fresh plum fruit alongside the bitter chocolate in the nose, but on the palate this retains the Margaux lightness and elegant dryness, the finish just slightly warm. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019