Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008

Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008

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A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Grapes were harvested between 29 September and 17 October from vineyards with an average age of 35 years. Matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% of which are new barrels. Bottled at 13%.

Nose: Subtle nose with notes of black fruits, liquorice and eucalyptus with a touch of new leather.

Palate: An elegant wine that's aged gracefully. Upfront luscious red fruit with a lovely silky mouth-feel. Mid-palate subtle earthy notes and the tannins are well integrated and have softened beautifully with age.

Finish: The finish is moderately long with an aromatic return of smoky notes.

Established over 250 years ago Château Brane-Cantenac was classified as second growth Margaux in 1855. The estate was acquired in 1833 by Baron de Brane, known as “Napoleon of the Vines,” who renamed it Brane-Cantenac. In 1925, Léonce Récapet, owner of Château Margaux, purchased the property and his grandson, Lucien Lurton, took over the reins in 1956. In 1992, Lucien’s son Henri, oenologist and ampelographer, followed in his father’s footsteps after having gained experience in South Africa and Chile. Château Brane-Cantenac owes its reputation to an exceptional terroir of deep quaternary gravel. In the vineyard they use organic techniques to improve sustainability and overall health of the vines. In the cellar they use environmental friendly techniques in making the wine. Currently 75ha are in the AOC Margaux. 55% of the vines are Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% are Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Carmenère.


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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2008