Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux Grand Cru Classe, 2005
Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux Grand Cru Classe, 2005
Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux Grand Cru Classe, 2005

95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

A sexy, style of wine from the Lurtons at Brane-Cantenac, this wine (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc) has a stunning nose of forest floor, licorice, blackcurrants, plums and spring flowers. Soft tannin, full-bodied opulence and beautifully textured, lush richness, make for a brilliant wine from this large, 180-acre vineyard. In spite of the wine’s stunning forward fragrance and lushness, the color still looks as if it is 3-4 years old, rather than a decade. This is a big-time winner in 2005 and should drink well for at least another 25+ years. (RP)  (6/2015)

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