Château Brane Cantenac Margaux 2009

$124.95
$106.21

SKU 30521

750ml

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Like any exceptional vintage, 2009 will have a unique personality. THe ripening period was hot and impacted by the lack of water. We had to study each plot to try and determine the time when the skins were ripe and the fruit aromas were still fresh. The feeling that we are participating in the creation of a vintage that will undoubtedly be mythical makes this moment particularly exhilarating...
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château Brane Cantenac
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateA spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years.

March 2012
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastWarm and rounded, this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious, with rich blackberry flavors right up front, although its aging potential is evident with the concentrated, deep structure.

Roger Voss, February 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRipe and fleshy, with an enticing mix of linzer torte, currant confiture and crushed plum fruit offset by hints of briar and bay leaf. The long finish lets roasted apple wood, singed iron and tobacco leaf notes fill in, while staying plush in feel. Combines the ripeness of the vintage with a nice old-school feel. Best from 2013 through 2025. 12,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012