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: 2015-2040 (Jun15)
95 points | Robert Parker Jnr., The Wine Advocate

In 1925, Léonce Récapet and his son-in-law François Lurton took over the whole of Brane Cantenac and a majority share of Château Margaux. Since 1992, his son Henri has held the reins. At the center of Henri’s philosophy he believes as a living, constantly evolving product, a great wine requires attention, patience and experience. Since 1992, Henri Lurton has made it his aim to produce the best wine possible while remaining faithful to the outstanding, historic terroir of Brane.


Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Chateau Brane-Cantenac
SKU VI3905