2011 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made in a sexy, perfumed style, this 2011 seduces the taster with its wonderful aromatics of blue, red and black fruits, flowers, damp earth and forest floor. With excellent to outstanding concentration, fresh acidity and velvety tannins, this plush Margaux is atypically opulent/flamboyant for the vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
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.
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
Sweet tobacco with blueberries and spices. Full body, with round tannins and a straightforward finish. Nicely done.
* Pleasant fruit. with a good mid-palate. Fresh, clean and bright, dominated by tobacco and sweet fruit, with a spicy finish. Good wine. RS: Textbook Margaux, with pure raspberry fruit. Lovely, elegant wine. A real beauty. *