2021 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 DC 95 JS 95 JL 95 WA 95 JA 94 JD 94
VN 96

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 93-96 points) The 2021 Brane-Cantenac notably marries fruit intensity with energy and structure. There is an exotic richness to the 2021 that is impossible to miss. Kirsch, red plum, blood orange, cinnamon, new...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

A dark seductive nose, liquorice, sweet and sticky with a real depth to the aromatics, black chocolate and perfumed blackcurrants - that glamour that Margaux does so well. High acid here, crunchy fruit with bite and ample...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 94-95 points) A medium-bodied, very polished Brane-Cantenac with firm yet fine and textured tannins. Deep and compact core of black fruit, herbs and spices. Pretty licorice and clove notes. Structured and long. 74%...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 93-95 points) Tobacco, roses, currants and bouquet garni kick off the perfume. The wine is soft, fresh, medium-bodied, and quite charming, as well as vibrant, finishing with a touch of spice on top of all the sweet...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 93-95 points) The 2021 Brane-Cantenac shows considerable promise, exhibiting a deep bouquet of wild berries, cassis, spices and violets, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and impressively concentrated...
JA 94

janeanson.com, April 2022

Dark plum colour, attractive rich texture, with high aromatics and clear power on the nose. Not exuberant, more red and blue, cool fruits, with purity and power, this has concentration and is one of the best in Margaux in...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 92-94 points) I loved the 2021 Château Brane-Cantenac, and I'd put this up with the top wines in the appellation. Medium-bodied, silky, and pure, with considerable elegance, it has lots of red and black fruits, some...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2021 Brane-Cantenac, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious region of Margaux in Bordeaux, France. This red wine is a true gem that encapsulates the essence of its terroir, showcasing the mastery of the renowned producer, Brane-Cantenac.

In the glass, the 2021 Brane-Cantenac presents a deep, alluring color of dark plum that immediately catches the eye. Its rich texture is visually captivating, hinting at the luxurious experience that awaits the palate. The nose is an aromatic journey, offering a symphony of scents that include wild berries, cassis, spices, and violets. This bouquet is a testament to the wine's complexity and depth.

On the palate, the 2021 Brane-Cantenac reveals its true character. It is a medium to full-bodied wine that impresses with its layered and concentrated flavors. The powdery tannins frame the palate, providing structure and elegance. The wine culminates in a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a lasting impression.

The blend of this exceptional wine consists of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and a harmonious balance of Carmenère and Petit Verdot. The grapes are sourced from Brane-Cantenac's best holdings on the plateau, ensuring the highest quality and expression of the Margaux terroir. Maturing in entirely new barrels, this wine is a testament to the producer's commitment to excellence.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the brilliance of the 2021 Brane-Cantenac. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, praising its promise and seamless character. Jane Anson also lauded this wine, describing it as one of the best in Margaux for the vintage. Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, James Suckling, Vinous, and Decanter all added their voices to the chorus of admiration, highlighting the wine's charm, elegance, and potential for aging.

In conclusion, the 2021 Brane-Cantenac is a true masterpiece that exemplifies the artistry and expertise of Brane-Cantenac. With its captivating aromatics, impressive concentration, and harmonious balance, this wine is a must-have for any connoisseur. Whether enjoyed now or aged for years to come, the 2021 Brane-Cantenac promises an unforgettable experience that embodies the spirit of Margaux.