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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16 points

    (Château Brane-Cantenac (Margaux)) 2006 Rather more withdrawn aromatically then the later vintages tasted here. With a little more air it does reveal a very appealing, slightly honeyed style of fruit, dark and very seductive in character. I find it alluring and hugely seductive. I think it has some complex elements to the fruit, like black bean, and there is still a little oak showing through with that honeyed note. There is no harshness on the palate unlike some wines of the vintage, showing only a silky front which fades slowly, yielding to a more structured midpalate, although the fruit always stays well on top in a soft and elegant layer, backed up by appropriately firm acidity. There is grip in the finish but it is ripe and meaty. An impressive effort.
  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15.5 points

    (Chateau Brane-Cantenac (Margaux)) An attractive perfume, soft but gently smoky, overall quite appealing. A very soft character on the palate, but then more substance in the middle. A nice little suggestion of grit here, this is a wine with some tangible substance. Soft and slightly chewy tannins, and fresh acids. Another competent wine which if it firms up with a little bottle age will drink well. I like the aromatics though; this could have real appeal to those looking for genuine old-school Margaux. Certainly better than my 2007 barrel sample suggested.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 12-13 points

    (Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux) A lot of character here, which is good. A firm and nutty style, rather perfumed, almost to the level of being soapy. Rather chalky palate, all structure and no flesh. Rather bare tannins. This wine lacks flavour, character and concentration.

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