Red

2004 Château Brane-Cantenac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • Axelpeter wrote: 91 points

    August 4, 2019 - AxBart) schöner reifer Bordeaux, mit relativ wenig Süße und dominant würzigen Noten und balsamischem Gummi-Taste, tief und überdurchschnittlich komplex.

  • wconnolly Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 17, 2019 - This has at last, come into its own. An explosion of floral notes upon opening. Medium garnet in color with no evidence of bricking. Delicate layers of cassis, plum, graphite, mushroom and forest floor. Medium bodied with a lingering finish. Silky, nicely integrated tannins.

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  • Julian Marshall wrote: 89 points

    February 10, 2019 - I was hoping for something more from this. Decanted, which was probably not a good idea. Quite spritely at first, but it faded as the evening went on. Easy-going, with spikes of red fruit, but rather bland.

  • wconnolly Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 21, 2018 - Medium garnet in color but no real evidence of bricking. Gorgeous, classic Margaux nose fills the room with a lovely floral perfume. While this has improved in the last year, the aroma is bigger than the wine. This is a delicate layering of plum, cassis, graphite and a touch of oak. Medium bodied, medium finish. Classic Margaux.

  • MindMuse wrote: 91 points

    March 31, 2018 - This was very solid. The nose outperforms the palate by a good bit, which isn't because the palate disappointed so much as that the bouquet was a chorus of Margaux goodness. Classic, and in it's window with time to be there for a while yet. Still good day two, but diffuse by day three. I didn't know, but a friend (who was a professional wine buyer for 45 years) present at the luncheon said he bought a case after tasting it from barrel in Bordeaux and considering it to be outstanding for the vintage for the price, and he was wondering if it was time to start drinking, which he concluded it was from this bottle. 91 (I believe my friend would put it higher.)

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  • By Neal Martin
    Long Distance Runner: Brane-Cantenac 1924-2015 (Jan 2019), 1/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2014 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/17/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/6/2008 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

    (Chateau Brane Cantenac Margaux) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/8/2005 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011 (link) 16.5 points

    (Château Brane-Cantenac (Margaux)) An evolved, certainly more crystalline fruit character here. Black cherry, ripe and expressive but with a fresh, croquant definition to it. And there are darker element to it as well, damson, blackcurrant, but all with a beautiful freshness, and a rich, floral vein. This is really evolving and opening up in the glass. It has a gentle polish at the start, then a very integrated midpalate, a little leaner and more crystalline than in riper vintages, but still very nicely composed. Beautifully structured and with very lively acids in keeping with the vintage. The tannins feel supple but they linger for a surprising amount of time, and are so very polished. This is really very surprising and delicious for this vintage, showing a fine supple character, but the structure is there too.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2007 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux) CS 67%, M28%, CF 5%. This has a lovely open nose, and a good depth, with plenty of deep, ripe, dark fruits. It has a concentration I admire, but with a minerally freshness too, and this seems like a very attractive Brane-Cantenac. Cool composition on the palate, with cherries, perhaps a touch medicinal in character but certainly fresh, light-footed, clean and precise with a nice direction, but with a good depth of flavour too. Underneath it all a gentle layer of ripe tannins. This has more approachability than my tasting after bottling, and is impressive.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006 (link) (16-17+) points

    (Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux) Slightly muted nose, but still displaying a good amount of fruit and perfume. On the palate a wall of tannin; there is good, ripe fruit and texture but it is a little overwhelmed by the structure. But doesn't feel stretched or over-extracted. This will need plenty of cellar time.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Brane-Cantenac
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 087000341685, 3250391015672, 3251090005773, 3453522111056, 3760023691384, 753604062058

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 956 (68%)
  • Consumed 435 (31%)

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Community Recommendations

butternut squash puree, Hanger steak, Lam, Okse, roasted broc

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