2010 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • NM 96
  • JL 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 92

Reviews for 2010 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: After nearly two decades of mediocre performances Brane Cantenac has been doing impressive work over the last decade. While the 2010 may not eclipse the 2009 or 2005 it is an exceptional wine from proprietor Henri... 2010: After nearly two decades of mediocre performances Brane Cantenac has been doing impressive work over the last decade. While the 2010 may not eclipse the 2009 or 2005 it is an exceptional wine from proprietor Henri Lurton. A dense purple color is accompanied by a floral-scented bouquet revealing notes of licorice graphite and red as well as black currants. Layered rich and concentrated this impressively constructed seamless Margaux has plenty of tannin but it is buried under the extravagant fruit and glycerin. This rich pure authoritative 2010 should drink well young yet keep for 25-30+ years.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted on three occasions a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc raised in 70% new oak delivering 13.5% alcohol the Brane-Cantenac 2010 has that trademark very Pauillac style note the Cabernet... Tasted on three occasions a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc raised in 70% new oak delivering 13.5% alcohol the Brane-Cantenac 2010 has that trademark very Pauillac style note the Cabernet Sauvignon defining the nascent aromatics with graphite and cedar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fully ripe tannins a little conservative on the entry but fanning out beautifully on the tightly wound mid-palate. Judicious use of the fleshy Merlot to balance out the Cabernet composed and very harmonious towards the "classic" finish.
JL 94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc the wine reached 13.5% alcohol which is high for Brane Canenac. With a pH of 3.70 there is no sensation of heat in the wine. The Grand Vin represents... From a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc the wine reached 13.5% alcohol which is high for Brane Canenac. With a pH of 3.70 there is no sensation of heat in the wine. The Grand Vin represents 33% of the harvest. The wine opens with a delicate perfume of floral jammy dark berries cassis oak and tobacco scents. Fresh blackberry floral licorice and black cherry flavors round ample tannins and a sweet spicy cassis finish are the hallmarks of this wine. This shows more depth and acidity than the 2009.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A fresh floral style with violet and rose aromas followed by a mix of vibrant red currant and blackberry fruit. The dusty finish has good underlying acidity keeping it racy. -J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Balanced and polished with pretty tannins and an attractive fruit. Very elegant for the vintage. Lovely length to the wine.
JJB 90
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
55% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 4.5% cabernet franc and 0.5% carmenere. Aged in 70% new oak. Notes of blackberry baking spice and wet earth reveal themselves on the nose. This medium-bodied effort boasts great acidity... 55% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 4.5% cabernet franc and 0.5% carmenere. Aged in 70% new oak. Notes of blackberry baking spice and wet earth reveal themselves on the nose. This medium-bodied effort boasts great acidity and tannic structure on the mid palate. However a bit dis-jointed at moment and hopefully will come together over time. It should be left alone for at least a few years and should drink well over the next two decades.