laying-down2011 Ch. Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

Product: 2011-0750-00-8003243
  • Wine Spectator
    88-91/100
  • Robert Parker
    90-93/100
  • The Wine Advocate
    91/100
  • For laying down

Description

I think this kind of vintage really suits Henri Lurton's style of winemaking more than the super-ripe years of the past decade. His gift is to craft wines of great finesse, and a careful touch was essential in 2011 to avoid extracting too much tannin from what were essentially quite fragile grapes. Ch. Brane-Cantenac is very classically Margaux, with a delicate floral perfume; on the palate there is a silky texture, great elegance, no sharp edges and a sense of considerable intensity without a feeling of power, not the easiest trick to pull off!

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{region}Margaux{region}
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{vintage}2011{vintage}
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[]Wine Spectator:: 88-91/100                    
[]Robert Parker:: 90-93/100           
[]The Wine Advocate:: 91/100                                                                                                   
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Bottle Price 75cl $535.00
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