2005 Brane-Cantenac 750ml

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2005 Brane-Cantenac
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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

($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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

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

Drink Dates: 2013-2025
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 94

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.

Drink Dates: 2008-2028
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | 92

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.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Author: Wingman
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 03/02/2014
Drink Dates: 2015-2030
Score: 93
Author: ldzplin
Tasted On: 03/18/2013
Score: 95
Author: 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.
Score: 94
Author: JeanVL
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/19/2009
Score: 95
Author: 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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