2016 Le Baron de Brane Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 DC 91 TWI 90 VN 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, April 2017

(92-93 points) Love the fruit on the center palate here with its brightness and vivid acidity. Citrus undertones and a fresh finish. Well done here, and it’s a second wine!
DC 91

Decanter, November 2017

Still in barrel, this is tight and deeply coloured. It gives a real swirl of toffee and smoked almond on the nose and demonstrates depth on the palate, the coffee and cinnamon toast flavours run through with damson. It's...
TWI 90

The Wine Independent, May 2022

A blend of 65% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Baron de Brane is deep garnet-purple in color. It opens with slightly broody tar and scorched earth notes leading to a creme de cassis and...
VN 90

Vinous, January 2019

Brane-Cantenac's 2016 Baron de Brane is a silky, gracious second wine from Brane-Cantenac that is ideal for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Expressive floral and savory notes add brightness to a core of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Le Baron de Brane is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Margaux region in France. With its deep color and tight structure, this wine showcases the elegance and complexity that Margaux wines are renowned for.

Upon pouring, the Le Baron de Brane exudes an alluring bouquet of toffee and smoked almond, creating a swirling sensation that captivates the senses. As the wine opens up, it reveals a depth of aromas with hints of coffee and cinnamon toast. The nose alone is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship behind this exceptional second wine.

On the palate, the Le Baron de Brane delights with flavors of damson, a plum-like fruit that adds a touch of sweetness to the overall profile. It is a wine that demonstrates remarkable depth and balance, with the coffee and cinnamon toast flavors seamlessly intertwining with the fruity notes. The silky texture is complemented by the wine's bright acidity, which adds a refreshing and lively character.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93 points, highlighting the vibrant fruit at the center palate and the wine's bright acidity. Similarly, Decanter praised the wine's depth and quality, noting its potential for aging, while Vinous praised its delicate and lithe character, perfect for enjoying now or cellaring for a few more years.

The 2016 Le Baron de Brane is an exquisite representation of the Margaux terroir. With its exceptional quality and refined elegance, this wine is a testament to the renowned winemaking traditions of this esteemed region in Bordeaux. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further development, the Le Baron de Brane promises a remarkable and memorable tasting experience.