2011 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Solid and dominated by dry tannins from both wood and fruit, this wine has intense, juicy black-fruit flavors. It’s open and lively, but shows a core of dense dryness.
There is a beautiful clarity of fruit to this wine, with cherries, raspberries and flowers on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Crisp and delicious. Extremely well done for the vintage. Try in 2018.
Nice sappy feel, with juicy kirsch and plum flesh notes and lots of well-integrated spice on the finish. Lightens up a touch in the end, but stays focused
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Henri Lurton has turned out a juicy, elegant, stylish 2011 Brane Cantenac displaying a dense ruby/plum color as well as a perfumed bouquet of red and black fruits, earth and spring flowers, attractive length, a texture that builds incrementally, beautiful purity and overall harmony. This outstanding, medium-bodied effort should age nicely for 15+ years. (RP)
* Pleasant fruit. with a good mid-palate. Fresh, clean and bright, dominated by tobacco and sweet fruit, with a spicy finish. Good wine.