Château Brane Cantenac 2016, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux

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Another very impressive wine form this property, possibly surpassing the excellent 2015, shows that it really is punching to its 2nd Growth status. A powerful style of Margaux, nevertheless retaining its expected charm and elegance. A great wine this vintage.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenere
Genre:
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Margaux
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2026 through to 2040
Closure Type:
Cork
£99.00
 

Château Brane Cantenac

Owned by AXA Millésimes since 1989. Under the direction of Christian Seely this château has been totally transformed and is producing excellent wine.

Tasting Notes

Almost opaque in colour, the bouquet is rich in black fruits with overtones of cedar wood. The palate is finely integrated, despite very firm tannins, and shows a quite astonishing complexity.

Food Matches

Delicious with beef ribs with mushrooms, bacon and potatoes.

Vinification

Modern vinification techniques including temperature-controlled fermentation and pumping-over have been applied. The wine is aged in barrels for 16-20 months before bottling.