2006 - Ch Brane-Cantenac 2ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Brane-Cantenac
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2013 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CH BRANE-CANTENAC 2ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Brane-Cantenac
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2013 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £932.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2007,
    Score: 90-92

    Their 2006 was a definite highlight of the UGC Margaux tasting with its dense and chewy palateand pronounced smooth tannins. Despite the ample amounts of black cherry, raspberry and spice, itsunderlying acidity and pronounced mineral streak add freshness and precision.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin,
    Score: 91

    The 2006 Brane-Cantenac is a vintage that has been rather variable in recent vintages. This was definitely one of the better examples, offering blackberry, mint, sandalwood and cedar on the nose and conveying more energy than I anticipated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, featuring intense blackberry laced with soy, cedar and tobacco. The classic, slightly austere but well-defined finish lingers in the mouth. Excellent! Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château. 2020-2038

  • NM

    Neal Martin, May 2016,
    Score: 89

    Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Brane-Cantenac has a typical nose from the estate, although it is more reminiscent of a Saint Julien than a Pauillac: savory red berry fruit, tertiary notes and sandalwood developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a slight green-ish tinge underneath, quite structured and with plenty of freshness towards the finish. My quibble is that for a Brane-Cantenac it is more developed than its peers. As such, it is drinking better than the 2005 at the moment since the preceding vintage requires more bottle age. That said, I would not be inclined to cellar it any more than a dozen more years. Tasted January 2016.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 92

    I can't say enough about how beautifully classic, racy, and gracious the wines of Brane Cantenachave become over the last decade. The stunningly elegant 2006 exhibits a sweet, subtle smoke note intermixed with creme de cassis in its medium-bodied style with superb nobility, concentration, and sweet tannin. Possessing a complex, luscious personality with strikingly beautiful, velvety tannins, it should be at its finest between 2012-2025+.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
    Score: 15.5

    Reasonably deep crimson. Full, meaty, even slightly bloody. Very upfront rather simple sweet fruit and hardly detectable tannin. Certainly could not be accused of an excess of ambition Bit of a wimp really.

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Producer

Château Brane-Cantenac

Château Brane-Cantenac is owned by a branch of the largest winemaking family in Bordeaux, the Lurtons. It was, however, originally created by the owner of Mouton Rothschild, Baron de Branne. After years of variable quality, it started improving in the late 1990s and began to create wines which captured Robert Parker's attention. He described Château Brane-Cantenac as "one of the stars of Margaux, if not Bordeaux" and their 2003 as "one of the best bargain-priced classified growths".

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.