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2015 Château Brane-Cantenac

Margaux, 2me cru classé

$75.00 per Bottle


13 Bottles




"The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is powerful, structured and explosive in feel. A deep, resonant wine, the 2015 boasts off the charts ripeness allied to formidable structure and tannic heft. I imagine the 2015 is going to need a number of years to become approachable and more than that to be at its best. The dark stone fruit, smoke, tobacco, spice and leather flavors pack a huge punch, but it is the wine's balance that places it among the elite on the Left Bank in 2015. Brane-Cantenac is a total pleasure bomb. I can't wait to taste it with a little bottle age." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/26/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2027-2050

"Quite impressive ripe dark plums and blackberries with sweet, earthy depth and cedary background oak on the nose. The palate has smooth, slick tannins that carry rich dark fruit long and fresh. This has terrific energy and depth. Really vibrant. Incredible length. Drink from 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/02/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022+

"The 2015 Brane-Cantenac offers an exquisite array of fruit on the compelling nose: boysenberry, raspberry confit and crushed strawberry, all laced with pressed violets and an underlying chalky/mineral vein. The fresh, linear, medium-bodied palate presents supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and just a vein of greenness on the finish that I can abide here (I’m sure it will be subsumed with bottle age and impart another facet). Superb. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 07/09/2019)

Rating: 94

"Silky and refined, with seductive crushed plum and raspberry fruit that glides along, perfectly melded with singed alder and mesquite notes along with black tea and warm licorice details. A violet element hangs in the background, adding to the elegance. Best from 2020 through 2035. 12,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2035

"The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of crushed black berries and chocolate-covered cherries with touches of fried herbs and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, refreshing and elegant in the mouth, with chewy tannins, it has an herbal lift on the finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 02/21/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2019-2034

"Purplish mid crimson. Fresh nose with medium intensity. Well sculpted but far from intense or luscious. Something lifted and rather unusual, savoury and transparent about this. Builds towards the very long finish. Definitely outside the norm. 21st-century wine?" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 11/08/2017)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2022-2034

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