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2012 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

SKU #1233612 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark (Barrel Sample) With marked acidity as well as black fruits, this is a wine with weight and richness. It has a dark core of firm tannins, although the aftertaste maintains the juiciness. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2013)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A red with mineral, oyster-shell and currant character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long and muscular finish. Needs two or three years to soften. A racy 2012. Inner quote mark (2/2015)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château, the 2012 Brane-Cantenac, now in bottle, has developed a satisfying bouquet of blackberry, tar and tobacco, keeping within the Brane-Cantenac style, but perhaps delivering a little more fruit intensity than it showed out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and well-judged acidity. There is a pleasant fleshiness here with a salinity on the finish that urges another sip. This is commendable for the vintage, although I would suggest it will offer more pleasure in its youth, rather than something that I would insist upon cellaring. (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Deep red-ruby. Blackcurrant, licorice and a whiff of smoke on the nose. Fresh, expressive flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, fresh herbs and bitter chocolate are enlivened by good vinosity. Finishes with building but ripe tannins, a delicate herbal touch and a restrained sweetness. (ID) Inner quote mark (5/2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Plush yet focused, with a loam-tinged structure carrying dark plum, blackberry coulis and tobacco notes. Cuts a broad swath through the finish, with an echo of freshly drawn espresso. Solid, with a pleasant old-school twinge. Best from 2016 through 2022. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2015)

K&L Notes

The Lurton family's Chateau Brane-Cantenac is a second growth from Margaux. For the 2012 vintage, the cepage is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, and the wine has been receiving great scores from the critics.

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