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2005 Brane-Cantenac 750ml
2005 Brane-Cantenac
France - Bordeaux - Margaux / Second Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Brane-Cantenac
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Professional Reviews

IWC
91(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 138

($70-$100) Good bright red-ruby. Subdued but pure aromas of currant, dark chocolate and sexy oak. Moderately sweet, medium-bodied and vinous, with ripe acidity and a floral element providing mid-palate lift. Still a bit medicinal and unevolved, but this has the serious structure to develop slowly and well in bottle. Finishes long and firm.

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JR
17.5

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Good fresh zesty wine without too much dry tannin. Energy and fleshy.

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WA
94

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 176

This is the finest Brane-Cantenac I have tasted in over thirty years. Unusually perfumed and already approachable (atypical for most 2005 Medocs), it reveals a deep plum/purple color as well as a stunningly flamboyant bouquet of smoked herbs, licorice, camphor, black cherries, currants, and notions of plums and blackberries. Elegant with silky tannin and medium body, it is clearly a classic statement on the Margaux appellation. While not a powerhouse, it is beautifully concentrated, stunningly balanced, and surprisingly forward. It could be drunk now after several hours of decanting, but it should age easily for 20+ years.

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Shows mineral and blackberry aromas, with hints of licorice. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long, smoky, earthy, meaty and fruity aftertaste. Long and stylish. Very refined and beautiful.

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Community Reviews

Wingman Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 03/02/2014 Drink Dates: 2015-2030

93

ldzplin Tasted On: 03/18/2013

95

Laurenmarx Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 10/24/2009 Drink Dates: 2009

Amazing wine. Perfect to drink at this time, perfect drink right after the bottle has been opened. Only concern was that it colored the glass a bit.

94

JeanVL Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 04/19/2009

95

Miguel L Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 03/11/2008 Drink Dates: 2014-2029

Decanted for 5 hours. Gorgeous dark purple, bright and beautiful. Knockout nose which developed an entrancing perfume, difficult to actually drink for fear of reducing the source of this fragrance! On the palate, delicious, complex melange of fruit, sweet tannin, light toast and spice, all in balance. It becomes its own fragrance. Hard to resist now given its showing with decanting, this '05 has all the world ahead of it for its future.

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