Château Brane-Cantenac 2018

£89.50

Chateau Brane – Cantenac is a second growth from Margaux in Bordeaux. They are continuing to invest heavily and are receiving critical acclaim year on year.

Country of Origin: France
Growing Region: Bordeaux
Producer: Château Brane-Cantenac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2018

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Description

Château Brane-Cantenac is another Bordeaux power house that continues to go from strength to strength. 2018 was generally an excellent vintage for Margaux on the Left Bank of Bordeaux. Brane Cantenac is a 2nd growth, making excellent Bordeaux red wines.

The 2018 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 17 until October 11 at 45hl/ha, and aged in 70% new French oak. As I wrote in my barrel report, the bouquet is more forthcoming than other vintages, scents of blackberry, cranberry, fern and mint lending it a Pauillac touch, as you often find on Brane-Cantenac in its youth. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. As usual, there is a soupçon of underlying greenness that will dissipate with bottle age. This brims with energy yet remains very classic in style. Will it drink earlier than other vintages? I am not so sure; revisiting this in bottle, I would certainly afford it 4–5 years. 2024 – 2048. 93 points – Neal Martin, Vinous.

A classic Brane Cantenac blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

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ABV

13.50%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2018

Weight

1.25

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