Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2015

Current Market Price: £560.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Chateau Brane-Cantenac, 2015

Tasting Notes Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2015

93-95

The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenère that was picked from 17 September until 7 October (that Carmenère was actually picked on 19 October). It was cropped at 51 hl/ha. This is classic Brane-Cantenac down the line: austere at first, almost aloof, but very well defined and over time it starts revealing lovely tobacco-stained black fruit. The palate is very well balanced with raspberry and wild strawberry on the entry, perhaps more red fruit than I was anticipating. Veins of undergrowth and cedar are in situ on this very well-balanced, reserved and classic Margaux boasting a long and persistent finish that feels satisfying, reassuring even. Not a Margaux for those that seek tons of fruit, it is nonetheless a very terroir-expressive wine that will repay those who know that this cru demands preferably 12-15 years in the cellar. Henri Lurton never wavers from his style of Margaux and it pays dividends here on this great wine for those with patience.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
93-94

This is very big and rich wine with dense and rich tannins, lots of ripe fruit. Blackberry, blueberry flavors. Muscular yet polished.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
93

One of a line-up of impressive Margaux in 2015, Brane-Cantenac is at its most textured and well balanced here. The bramble, cedar wood and blackcurrant flavours are complemented by attractive oak, medium weight tannins and vibrant, palate-cleansing acidity. Drink: 2022-32

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
90-93

This has a mix of enticing dark plum and blueberry fruit woven with a solid graphite note and carrying through an alder-edged finish. Has the vintage’s velvety feel, but a little extra cut.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
17.5

Exceptionally deep crimson. Meat and wild flowers on the nose - very interesting. Definitely out of the ordinary. Left-field wine that should not disappoint. Racy and lifted. Really very elegant. Chapeau!

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

Chateau Brane-Cantenac Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2018 Chateau Brane-Cantenac POA 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2017 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £496.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2016 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £610.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2016 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £350.00 6x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2015 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £560.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2014 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2013 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £403.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2012 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £423.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2011 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £460.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2010 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £725.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2009 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £750.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2008 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £506.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2007 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £564.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2006 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £576.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2005 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £740.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2004 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2003 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £620.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2002 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £520.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2001 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £721.00 12x75cl
Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2000 Chateau Brane-Cantenac £920.00 12x75cl