2011 Ch Brane-Cantenac 2ème Cru Margaux - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Brane-Cantenac
  • Region Margaux
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2020 - 2036
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2011 - Ch Brane-Cantenac 2ème Cru Margaux - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Brane-Cantenac
  • Region Margaux
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2020 - 2036
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £866.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £695.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 91-93

    One of the most impressive wines at the Margaux UGC, this attractive 2011 opens up with roasted coffee, sweet red cherries and savoury undertones. Its freshness gives it extra lift, sculpt and poise. This is no doubt due to its smattering of Carmenere, the first vintage where they have used this practically extinct Bordeaux variety. In order to offset global warming, they are embracing various techniques such as including a later ripening traditional variety, as is Carmenere. A success in 2011!

  • Robert Parker, April 2012, Score: 90-93

    Made in a sexy, perfumed style, this 2011 seduces the taster with its wonderful aromatics of blue, red and black fruits, flowers, damp earth and forest floor. With excellent to outstanding concentration, fresh acidity and velvety tannins, this plush Margaux is atypically opulent/flamboyant for the vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Drink: 2012-2027.

  • James Suckling, April 2012, Score: 88-89

    Sweet tobacco with blueberries and spices. Full body, with round tannins and a straightforward finish. Nicely done.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2012, Score: 16.5

    Deep cherry red. Leafily aromatic. Lifted red-cherry fruit, almost minty/herbal. Lots of oak sweetness on the palate, dampening down that brightness of fruit. Though the brightness re-emerges on the sweet-fruited finish. Fresh and lithe and although the tannins are dry and powdery, the whole thing is refreshing on the finish. Drink 2016-2026.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2012, Score: 88-91

    Nice sappy feel, with juicy kirsch and plum flesh notes and lots of well-integrated spice on the finish. Lightens up a touch in the end, but stays focused.

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 ...Read more

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".Read less

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.