2016 Château Brane-Cantenac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux

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Community Tasting Note

  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 26, 2019 - Decanted for two hours. Blackberry, green tea, bbq sauce, hot stone, flower shop and dried cranberry. Exceptionally layered, with silky, elegant tannins, along with a full body. The finish glides along and this seriously rivals the stellar ‘15. A benchmark for this chateau. There’s a latent viscosity, and this is currently the cellar beckons. Drink 2026 -.

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  • oldwines commented:

    12/27/19, 6:04 AM - “Wine Infanticide!” 😉 But, Thanks for the info!

  • Brentw1 commented:

    12/27/19, 7:28 AM - I don't get why anyone would open this now (with the benefit of hindsight having done the same impatiently in the past) but as the previous comment notes, thanks for the info as I have case to look forward to. I just hope someone else paid for the bottle ;-)

  • Matt Scott commented:

    12/27/19, 10:46 AM - I am beyond guilty of infanticide with Bordeaux! I am the worst. It can’t be helped, I tend to love them the first year of release and then the following five or more years later. The way that many fine Bordeaux are produced now allows for that sort of enjoyment. When it comes to young Bordeaux, I love taking one for the team. This bottle was purchased by yours truly, where as some others have not just depends. 🙂

  • Brentw1 commented:

    12/27/19, 12:00 PM - Very fair comment and spoken from the heart. That’s why I joined you as a fan!

  • Matt Scott commented:

    12/27/19, 1:11 PM - Very kind and thank YOU! ☺️

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