2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac
By Chateau Brane-Cantenac
2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux, Bordeaux
Embark on a sensory journey to the prestigious Margaux appellation with the 2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Chateau Brane-Cantenac - a wine that encapsulates the uniqueness of its birth year. In a domain where terroir speaks eloquently through the vines, this vintage is a compelling narrative of the challenges and triumphs of its climatic conditions.
A Vintage Speaking Volumes
The 2007 vintage was not without its hurdles; marked by an irregular growing season, it demanded the utmost finesse from vintners. Despite the unforeseen vicissitudes, Chateau Brane-Cantenac harnessed their formidable expertise to craft a wine of unexpected grace. The period's cool, damp conditions are masterfully countered in the bottle, revealing a wine that is both honourably expressive of its year and exemplary of the resilient Margaux character.
Investing in Rarity and Resilience
This particular vintage presents an alluring investment opportunity for connoisseurs seeking singular expressions of Bordeaux's viticulture. The 2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac offers elegant varietal aromas that lead to a poised palate layered with ripe blackcurrant, nuanced cedarwood and hints of tobacco - a palate that silently acknowledges the struggles and successes bestowed by nature.
The wine showcases moderate tannins that have softened over time, coalescing into a smooth, refined finish reminiscent of Margaux's classic charm. Influences from the oak maturation process lend a gentle complexity, cementing this 2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac as one to behold - and to hold in one's portfolio.The 2007 vintage persists as a testament to skillful winemaking triumphing over climatic whims.
In summation, aligning oneself with the 2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Chateau Brane-Cantenac is not merely an exercise in acquiring fine wine; it is an investment in resilience. The confluence of an atypical growing season and Chateau Brane-Cantenac's relentless pursuit of excellence has birthed a wine that resonates with those who appreciate the dual promise of rarity and resolve inherent in such a vintage.
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Scores and tasting notes
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Brane-Cantenac has a quintessential bouquet for the estate with black fruit laced with cedar, scorched earth and a touch of leather, nicely defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite "solid" in the mouth with impressive persistence. "Classic" in style, yet conveying focus and pleasing linearity, this is a fine Margaux for an off-vintage. Tasted February 2017.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017