Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2013 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Margaux
91
JS
90
DC
89
WE
88
WS
88
WA
88
VM
Additional vintages
91
JS
Rated 91 by James Suckling
A bright red with currant and dried berry aromas that follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now. ... More details
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2013 750ml

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Professional Ratings
91
JS
90
DC
89
WE
88
WS
88
WA
88
VM
91
JS
Rated 91 by James Suckling
A bright red with currant and dried berry aromas that follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now.
90
DC
Rated 90 by Decanter
This is significantly better than the second wine, a perfect example of why you have to go to the grand vins in 2013. This is actually hugely enjoyable, with succulence, finesse and clever oak toasting. Drink now or over the next five years to enjoy its fruit-focussed character. Drinking Window 2018 - 2023.
89
WE
Rated 89 by Wine Enthusiast
Tight and stalky, this wine has considerable acidity. Firm tannins in the background give some promise of aging. At this stage, the wine is more about structure than fruit and thus is very early in its development. Drink from 2019.
88
WS
Rated 88 by Wine Spectator
This offers dark, alluring plum and steeped currant fruit allied to velvety tannins, with enticing charcoal, tobacco and incense accents filling in the background. A touch shy on density, but well-rendered for the vintage. A stronger showing then when tasted in barrel. Drink now through 2020.
88
WA
Rated 88 by Wine Advocate
The 2013 Brane-Cantenac has come on nicely since I last tasted it in barrel, even if it does fall short of recent vintages from Henri Lurton and his team. Certainly it has developed more fruit concentration on the nose: fresh strawberries and redcurrant laced with tobacco. The palate is nicely balanced with fine tannin and well-judged acidity, just a touch of piquancy coming through on the finish. It has developed more heft during barrel ageing and given 3 or 4 years in bottle, should develop into a satisfying mid-term Margaux.
88
VM
Rated 88 by Vinous Media
The 2013 Brane-Cantenac has a pretty bouquet in context of the growing season, featuring raspberry and strawberry scents on the nose, less of the tobacco element than recent vintages and perhaps less terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, simple and maybe a little monotone, but it is accessible and quite supple on the finish, offering pretty soy-tinged red fruit though cutting away a little swiftly. This will be one of the more short-term releases from the estate, but it is a decent wine for the vintage. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château.
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size
750ml
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Margaux
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 91 - A bright red with currant and dried berry aromas that follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now.
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of France is possibly the most famous and widely respected wine region in the world. Known primarily for its exceptional blended red wines, made most commonly with Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grape varietals, it also produces superb dry white wines (both blended and single variety), alongside the highly esteemed sweet wines of Sauternes. All of these wine types use a careful mix of traditional wine-making methods alongside modern techniques, as well as more experimental and unorthodox practices such as turning their grapes over to the noble rot which intensifies the flavors in the sweet wines. Bordeaux benefits greatly from its position amongst wide river basins, and the cooling Atlantic breezes which blow across the rolling vineyards which cover this region.
fields

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Margaux

The appellation of Margaux in France's most famous wine region, Bordeaux, is surely one of the most famous and widely loved areas for wine production in the world. Situation in the south of the Médoc, on the banks of the beautiful Gironde river, Margaux has been making high quality, flavorful and characterful blended red wines for centuries. It has always been extremely prestigious, and contains the exceptional and well known Chateau Margaux, one of the Bordeaux's four Premier Cru wineries, and home to some of the greatest red wines on earth. The climatic conditions in Margaux are perfectly suited for growing almost all of the red Bordeaux grape varietals, which thrive under the hot sunshine and in the mineral rich, gravel based soils. Wineries in Margaux are dedicated to traditional methods and producing wines of the highest quality, and they strive to achieve absolute perfection.
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green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of France is possibly the most famous and widely respected wine region in the world. Known primarily for its exceptional blended red wines, made most commonly with Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grape varietals, it also produces superb dry white wines (both blended and single variety), alongside the highly esteemed sweet wines of Sauternes. All of these wine types use a careful mix of traditional wine-making methods alongside modern techniques, as well as more experimental and unorthodox practices such as turning their grapes over to the noble rot which intensifies the flavors in the sweet wines. Bordeaux benefits greatly from its position amongst wide river basins, and the cooling Atlantic breezes which blow across the rolling vineyards which cover this region.
fields

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Margaux

The appellation of Margaux in France's most famous wine region, Bordeaux, is surely one of the most famous and widely loved areas for wine production in the world. Situation in the south of the Médoc, on the banks of the beautiful Gironde river, Margaux has been making high quality, flavorful and characterful blended red wines for centuries. It has always been extremely prestigious, and contains the exceptional and well known Chateau Margaux, one of the Bordeaux's four Premier Cru wineries, and home to some of the greatest red wines on earth. The climatic conditions in Margaux are perfectly suited for growing almost all of the red Bordeaux grape varietals, which thrive under the hot sunshine and in the mineral rich, gravel based soils. Wineries in Margaux are dedicated to traditional methods and producing wines of the highest quality, and they strive to achieve absolute perfection.