2011 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L

  • WE 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 91
  • WA 91
  • NM 90

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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.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château, the 2011 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and a pinch of Carmenère. It has a more attractive bouquet than the 2012... Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château, the 2011 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and a pinch of Carmenère. It has a more attractive bouquet than the 2012, demonstrating more complexity and fruit intensity: blackberry and raspberry, a touch of cedar and tobacco thrown into the mix. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, the oak beautifully interwoven into the brambly red berry fruit, gently building with a hint of spice and dry tobacco on the finish. There is just a tad more substance than the 2012, yet it remains elegant, and given the vintage it is sophisticated compared to others this vintage. Tasted April 2015. - Neal Martin
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2011