2021 Brane-Cantenac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 95 JS 95 JL 95 VN 95 JA 94 JD 93 WA 93
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, December 2023

Beautiful finesse here that shows currants, roasted red chili pepper and a hint of charcoal, mineral and pencil shavings. Very refined and layered with a juicy, medium body and a long, composed finish. Classy and very...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

With a bit of oak that still needs integrate in the nose, the perfume quickly moves to roses, tobacco leaf, cherries, black currants, incense and a background note of orange rind. On the palate, soft, fresh, elegant and...
VN 95

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Brane-Cantenac is a classy, elegant wine. The aromatics alone are so enticing. Crushed flowers, sweet pipe tobacco, mint, rose petal and cedar open first. The 74% Cabernet Sauvignon is a bit higher than in most...
JA 94

janeanson.com, December 2023

One of the few with violet reflections to the ruby body, with austerity and cool vintage expression of blueberry and raspberry fruits, well defined and sculpted, good juice and lift, impressive purity and power, with a...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

I loved the nose on the 2021 Château Brane-Cantenac, which has good intensity as well as the vintage's fresher, vibrant, focused style. Ripe red and blue fruits, violets, tobacco, and a beautiful sense of graphite and...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 Brane-Cantenac offers up aromas of sweet dark berries mingled with mint, vanilla pod and spices. It shows its élevage and malolactic fermentation in new oak more prominently than it did en primeur. Medium to...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
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.