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Château Brane-Cantenac

Château Brane-Cantenac is a 185-acre estate in Margaux, in France’s Bordeaux region. It is a Second Growth estate according to the 1855 classification. It has been owned since the early 20th century by the Lurton family. The estate was in the 19th century considered one of the best in the region, then in the mid-20th century many wine writers noted a decline in quality. But Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that since the late 1990s, “this once perennial underperformer is enjoying a renaissance…” In 2003, Parker wrote that “Brane-Cantenac is one of the rising stars of Margaux.” Vineyards are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Some 140,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Le Baron de Brane.

1979 Château Brane-Cantenac

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1979 Château Brane-Cantenac

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1981 Château Brane-Cantenac

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

1981 Château Brane-Cantenac

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill

1981 Château Brane-Cantenac

Base neck fill

1981 Château Brane-Cantenac

Lightly depressed cork; base neck fill

1981 Château Brane-Cantenac

Lightly depressed cork

2003 Château Brane-Cantenac

RP  91   
WS  90   
ST  90   
2 available
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2005 Château Brane-Cantenac

RP  95   
WS  92   
ST  91+    
8 available
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2005 Château Brane-Cantenac

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  92   
ST  91+    
2 available
Bid *