Château Brane-Cantenac 2nd GCC

Château Brane-Cantenac 2nd GCC

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Product Description

Appellation Margaux
Vineyard Size 45 ha
Color Red
Grape Varieties 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% of Merlot and 4% of Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2006
Bottle Size (Cl) 75
Type of Soil Deep, gravelly and mineral-rich soils
Production 150,000 bottles
Vinification Hand harvesting 
Fermentation in vats for 20-30 days
French oak barrels aging for 18 months (60% new oak)
Type A very intense nose with smoky, toasted notes of tobacco and black pepper, floral aromas on the second nose, very powerful attack is full and very powerful and long and deeply tannic finish
Service Temp 16-17°C
Ideally Consuming Period from now to 2040
Food & Wine Pairing Roast beef, beef stew, lamb, lamb stew, salami, sausage, ratatouille, cheese

Intense colour. Wood and roasted coffee on the nose, lovely fruit quality. Fleshy and ample palate, very persistent, fresh and young (tasting from 2008). In 2014, elegant, medium, bodied, showing some aging in the color, the wine is sweet, soft, fresh and open, displaying none of the hard tannins found at many Left Bank estates in this vintage. The elegant, cherry and spice filled finish shows nice freshness in its character.

Jean-Marc Quarin : 16,5/20 
Robert Parker : 92/100 
Stephen Tanzer : 89-91/100 
Decanter : 16+/20 
Jancis Robinson : 16,5+/20 
James Suckling : 90/100