Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé80 Ratings
Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) 65% Cabernet Sauvignon; 30% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc. Having read very positive reviews of this wine, we must admit to real disappointment with our sample. Its slightly thin aromas of cherries and dried brush are singularly lacking in richness, and its frontal, less-than-fruity flavors fall right in line. Aging may bring forth the depth we cannot see now, but we are comfortable in letting others take the risk.
Decanter(From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. A very agreeable wine with a bouquet of red fruit and spice. On the palate, the oak does not mask the fruit; the tannin is ripe with a great deal of structure and depth.
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
Wine Advocate(From 1928 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 90 on Dec-93
Robert Parker(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006