2005 Brane-Cantenac 750ml

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WA 95   WS 92   IWC 91(+?)   JR 17.5   Collector 94
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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

A sexy, style of wine from the Lurtons at Brane-Cantenac, this wine (a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc) has a stunning nose of forest floor, licorice, blackcurrants, plums and spring flowers. Soft tannin, full-bodied opulence and beautifully textured, lush richness, make for a brilliant wine from this large, 180-acre vineyard. In spite of the wine's stunning forward fragrance and lushness, the color still looks as if it is 3-4 years old, rather than a decade. This is a big-time winner in 2005 and should drink well for at least another 25+ years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 219

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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 | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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

Rating: 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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Rating: 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.

Rating: 94
Author: JeanVL
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/19/2009

Rating: 93
Author: ldzplin
Tasted On: 03/18/2013

Average rating: 92, based on 9 reviews

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3818 bottles owned by 628 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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