2001 Baron de Brane

This is the second wine of Brane-Cantenac, a GCC from Margaux. Owned by Henri Lurton. 2001 was a wet, relatively cold year at the beginning, however July and August were stable,hot months.

Mature color: garnet, medium intensity. Brown-ish rim.

This wine is classical: it’s got power, but it isn’t over the top. Deep black fruit, canned, hints of oak maturation (12 months on 30% new). Hay, black olives, black currant and bay leaf. Clearly matured.

On the palate, the wine rather resembles the nose. Dark fruit, canned, stewed. Vanilla, herbs. Spices, a hint of pepper. Earthy.

It is a good wine. Doesn’t blow your mind (at least it didn’t blew mine), but it is a well made, classic BDX. Suggested retail at this moment: E20,-

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