Original
95 Ratings
Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) A very intense nose with smoky, toasted notes of tobacco and black pepper. Intense floral aromas reveal themselves on the second nose. The attack is full and very powerful, leading into a highly structured mid-palate. The finish is long and deeply tannic, with final aromas of cherry and leather.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Deep red. Expressive nose offers black fruits, espresso and musky dark chocolate lifted by an exotic floral component. Juicy, sweet and pliant, with a generosity of texture in the context of the vintage. Has the mid-palate flavor intensity to buffer its tannins and finishes with noteworthy persistence.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Deep red. Expressive nose offers black fruits, espresso and musky dark chocolate lifted by an exotic floral component. Juicy, sweet and pliant, with a generosity of texture in the context of the vintage. Has the mid-palate flavor intensity to buffer its tannins and finishes with noteworthy persistence.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. What great second wines are about. Easy, plummy, cigar-box flavour. Drink 2011-16. (GW)