Château Brane Cantenac 2000

Château Brane Cantenac 2000

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• Domaine: Château Brane Cantenac
• A.O.C.: Margaux
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Tasting Notes

"The 2000 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It has a really wonderful bouquet that is coming into its own: potent with black truffle and gravel infusing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a saline tang on the entry. It is not a powerful or huge wine, but there is impressive length here and genuine complexity on the finish, with black truffle, cedar and tobacco notes vying for attention. Henri Lurton oversaw a really quite fabulous, almost aristocratic Brane-Cantenac in this millennial year. Tasted April 2015." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (12/30/2016, Issue 228), Ratings: 93, Drink: 2015-2035

"Fully mature and very attractive, the 2000 Brane Cantenac, which started a succession of brilliant wines from this famous estate in the Margaux appellation, has a dark plum/ruby/purple color, a sweet, juicy nose of blue, red, and black fruits, and a hint of damp earth as well as subtle herbs. Spicy, round, complex, very lush, and at its plateau of maturity, this wine should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years at minimum. This is Margaux elegance and silkiness at its very best." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (6/28/2010, Issue 189), Rating: 92, Drink: 2010-2025


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