The 2013 Brane Cantenac Margaux 375 ml is from the Margaux region of Bordeaux.
wa88Wine Advocate 88 points
Estate manager Henri Lurton continues to take this large 228-acre property from strength to strength. Of the final blend from microscopic yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, only 38.9 % became Brane-Cantenac. Certainly this has turned out to be a good, soft, fruit-forward and attractive style of wine, with notes of plum, Asian soy, blackcurrants and forest floor. With fragrant aromatics and excellent ripeness, it is medium-bodied with slightly more texture than generally found in this vintage. The wine will be drinkable when released, and age well for a decade or more.- Robert Parker Jr. (08/2014)
VN91Vinous 88-91 points
Deep ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of red cherries and raspberry are lifted by floral and mineral notes. Bright and crisp in the mouth, with very pure sweet red fruit flavors that linger nicely. Finishes long and bright, with plenty of fruity richness, a suave mouthfeel, and a hint of black pepper at the back. Another knockout wine from the Cantenac sector of Margaux, in my view perhaps the single most successful micro-production zone of the Left Bank in 2013.- Ian D'Agata (05/2014)