2011 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 91
  • NM 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2011 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Solid and dominated by dry tannins from both wood and fruit this wine has intense juicy black-fruit flavors. It's open and lively but shows a core of dense dryness.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
There is a beautiful clarity of fruit to this wine, with cherries, raspberries and flowers on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Crisp and delicious. Extremely well done for the vintage. Try... There is a beautiful clarity of fruit to this wine, with cherries, raspberries and flowers on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Crisp and delicious. Extremely well done for the vintage. Try in 2018.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Nice sappy feel with juicy kirsch and plum flesh notes and lots of well-integrated spice on the finish. Lightens up a touch in the end but stays focused.-J.M.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Brane Cantenac is a blend of 37% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc 0.5% Carmenere and 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped from 9th to 19th September for the Merlot and 19th to 27th Cabernet Sauvignon the Carmenere on the 10th... The Brane Cantenac is a blend of 37% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc 0.5% Carmenere and 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped from 9th to 19th September for the Merlot and 19th to 27th Cabernet Sauvignon the Carmenere on the 10th October (the first time it has been promoted to the Grand Vin so well done vines.) As usual the sample needs several minutes to find its composure in the glass. Eventually it finds its even keel with attractive wild berries graphite and crushed stone very crisp and well defined as if there are spaces to be filled between the aromas (this will be done during the élevage.) The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins. There is a touch of unresolved oak whilst the finish is a little pinched at the moment with a slightly attenuated finish. As usual I bet this will taste far superior after five years but I wonder whether there is just enough substance here? Wait and see but I appreciate the style.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Henri Lurton has turned out a juicy, elegant, stylish 2011 Brane Cantenac displaying a dense ruby/plum color as well as a perfumed bouquet of red and black fruits, earth and spring flowers, attractive length, a texture... Henri Lurton has turned out a juicy, elegant, stylish 2011 Brane Cantenac displaying a dense ruby/plum color as well as a perfumed bouquet of red and black fruits, earth and spring flowers, attractive length, a texture that builds incrementally, beautiful purity and overall harmony. This outstanding, medium-bodied effort should age nicely for 15+ years. - Robert Parker