2009 Chateau Brane-Cantenac 375 ml

Year: 2009
Appellation: Margaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 92+
Jeff Leve: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$49.95

GREAT PRICE FOR THIS HANDY DANDY HALF BOTTLE!!

"Ripe and fleshy, with an enticing mix of Linzer torte, currant con- fiture and crushed plum fruit offset by hints of briar and bay leaf. The long finish lets roasted apple wood, singed iron and tobacco leaf notes fill in, while staying plush in feel. Combines the ripeness of the vintage with a nice old-school feel. Best from 2013 through 2025." (WS)

"Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château, the 2009 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 40% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, has an extremely pure and sensual bouquet with ripe red cherries, blackberry, minerals and incense that is totally irresistible. The palate is silky smooth with very fine tannin, a great core of tensile red berry fruit with compelling mineralité towards the structured, Pauillac-like finish. This is a top-quality Brane-Cantenac, one of the best under Henri Lurton. One of the most prosaically "delicious" Brane-Cantenac releases in recent years. Tasted April 2015." (WA)

"($90) Good deep red. Pretty cassis and floral aromas. Silky, subtle and fresh, with sound acidity framing the pungent dark berry and lightly herbal flavors. Very nicely balanced wine with an elegant finish featuring suave tannins, an intriguing saline quality and subtle persistence." (VM)

"Aromas of blueberries and minerals with hints of spearmint and mint. Full bodied, with a fresh herb and lightly toasted oak with green coffee bean character. Racy and refined but a little lean. Try in 2017. " (JS)

"2009 Brane Cantenac shows ample dark berry, anise, forest, spice, and wood aromas. This elegant, supple wine ends with dark fruit, licorice, and black cherry flavors. This is my favorite vintage of Brane Cantenac." (JL)


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