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2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac

By Chateau Brane-Cantenac

2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux, Bordeaux

In the realm of Bordeaux, Margaux stands with an aura of elegance, and within that, the 2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Chateau Brane-Cantenac is a testament to the balance and grace achievable in a challenging vintage. The year was marked by cool days and wet periods, yet meticulous vineyard management and exacting selection in the winery have culminated in a wine that demonstrates complexity and finesse.

 

The Quintessence of Margaux Terroir

Nestled on the left bank of the Garonne, Margaux's wines are heralded for their perfume and delicacy. The 2014 vintage delivers on this reputation with a bouquet that gently unfurls layers of blackcurrant, violet, and a whisper of earth - a true sensorial homage to its illustrious terroir.

On sampling the 2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac, one is struck by its vibrant acidity which carries the wine's medium body with poise. The tannins are present yet supple, giving structure without overshadowing the silky texture that is characteristically Margaux.

 

An Astute Investment Choice

For fine wine investors, vintages like 2014 demand attention for their ability to surprise and reward. While collectors often chase the fame of hotter years, it is in vintages such as this that diligent winemakers like Chateau Brane-Cantenac can illustrate their mastery.

As it stands, the 2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac offers an intricate balance between immediate allure and potential longevity - an elegant addition to any discerning portfolio. Its poised expression presents not only drinking pleasure but an astute investment opportunity based on sterling provenance and deft craftsmanship.

The evolution of this vintage has been one to observe with admiration. Grounded in resilience and brought forth into distinction through skilful winemaking, it speaks volumes of Chateau Brane-Cantenac's dedication to elevating each harvest. Every glass poured encapsulates a piece of Margaux's legacy - serene, sophisticated, and intricately structured for those who seek out subtlety within power.

Current market price

$980.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

49.17

Scores and tasting notes

92-93

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

92

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

91-93

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

92

The 2014 Brane-Cantenac has a very classy bouquet, very well defined with blackberry, cedar and tobacco scents, that trademark graphite scent emerging with a few swirls of the glass. It is exactly what you expect from this Margaux estate. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, graphite and cedar towards the linear finish that will clearly need several years to unfold. Classic Margaux really, but wise owls will cellar it away for several years.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

87-90

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

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