Chateau Brane Cantenac 2016

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Chateau Brane Cantenac 2016

3,900.00

BORDEAUX CLASSIFIED GROWTHS | FRANCE

Appellation: Margaux

"The 2016 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere picked from 22 September until 17 October (the tiny parcel of Carmenere picked three days later).

It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the "Pauillac of Margaux."

The palate is simply the best that I have ever tasted at the estate, without question. This has presence, but also weightlessness, filigree tannin and perfectly pitched acidity, with real intensity and drive. The tension here is outstanding and the persistence is incredibly long. It is not the showiest of all the 2016s by a long stretch, and yet it is everything you could possibly want from a Margaux.

The 2016 is a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared. Drink 2026-2060."

Varietals: Bordeaux Blend

Expert Scores: 98 Robert Parker

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