2009 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • NM 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

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VN 94
Vinous, January 2019
The 2009 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 22 to October 9 with a modest 13.4° alcohol. This has long been a great Margaux. It is very delineated and yet very generous on the bravura bouquet of blackberry... The 2009 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 22 to October 9 with a modest 13.4° alcohol. This has long been a great Margaux. It is very delineated and yet very generous on the bravura bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone, cedar and a touch of mint. The palate is fresh and bursting with energy right from the start. There is plenty of weight and presence here, but that tension binds this Brane-Cantenac together. Then there is that Pauillac-inspired, graphite finish that lingers for 45+ seconds. This is one of Henri Lurton’s best wines. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château. -- Neal Martin
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Warm and rounded this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious with rich blackberry flavors right up front although its aging potential is evident with the concentrated deep... Warm and rounded this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious with rich blackberry flavors right up front although its aging potential is evident with the concentrated deep structure.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2012
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. A typical Brane-Cantenac on the nose: introverted a little herbaceous composed timid but beautifully composed. Not a show-stopper but then again Brane-Cantenac never is. With... Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. A typical Brane-Cantenac on the nose: introverted a little herbaceous composed timid but beautifully composed. Not a show-stopper but then again Brane-Cantenac never is. With further aeration there is just a touch of black tea. The palate is very refined with a slight greenness on the entry firm in the mouth with tertiary tannins long on the finish with just a touch of austerity. Subtle bell pepper notes decorating the finish. I think the 2010 will prove to be the better wine but this is very pleasing and it seems to grow with each sip. Tasted October 2011. 93+
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
Plenty of fresh plum fruit alongside the bitter chocolate in the nose, but on the palate this retains the Margaux lightness and elegant dryness, the finish just slightly warm. Drink or hold.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, February 2012
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... 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.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Brane-Cantenac displays notes of warm red and black plums, Morello cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and earth. Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fleshy, it delivers a... Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Brane-Cantenac displays notes of warm red and black plums, Morello cherries and mulberries with hints of spice cake and earth. Medium-bodied, elegant, soft and fleshy, it delivers a lively line of freshness and an earthy finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, January 2012
53% cabernet 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc. Definitely one of the stars of Margaux in 2009. The color is super dense nearly opaque at the core with a beautiful fuchsia rim. The nose is filled with aromas of blackberry... 53% cabernet 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc. Definitely one of the stars of Margaux in 2009. The color is super dense nearly opaque at the core with a beautiful fuchsia rim. The nose is filled with aromas of blackberry black cherry red currant mocha and vanilla. A hint of berry liquor and graphite appear as well. This wine is big in the mouth and has exceptional length towards the finish. This is more modern than any Brane Cantenac I've tried but it still screams "Margaux" and has the rusticity I expect from Brane Cantenac. Really well made!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork