Château Brane Cantenac 2003

Château Brane Cantenac 2003

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

Tasting Notes

"Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château, the 2003 Brane-Cantenac, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, has a rather monotone bouquet of smudged red berry fruit mixed with aniseed and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, soft in the mouth with a one-dimensional finish that does not exactly compel another sip." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (12/30/2016, Issue 228), Drink: 2015-2020

"This is another Margaux estate that has become re-energized and is now producing wines consistent with its 150-year-old classification. The dark plum/ruby-colored 2003's stunning aromatics include flamboyant notes of plums, cedar, burning embers, and dried herbs. Full-bodied, elegant, layered, and rich, yet filled with finesse and delicacy, it is surprisingly soft, round, and gentle. While appealing at present, it will evolve for 15-18 years." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/23/2006, Issue 164), Rating: 91, Drink: 2006-2024


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