Very rich aromas of ripe strawberries, spices and flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and an outstanding structure. It’s always a little austere. But so much there. Just coming around now. Delicious.
Fully mature and very attractive, the 2000 Brane Cantenac, which started a succession of brilliant wines from this famous estate in the Margaux appellation, has a dark plum/ruby/purple color, a sweet, juicy nose of blue, red, and black fruits, and a hint of damp earth as well as subtle herbs. Spicy, round, complex, very lush, and at its plateau of maturity, this wine should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years at minimum. This is Margaux elegance and silkiness at its very best. (RP)
The 2000 Brane-Cantenac was picked from September 25 to October 8 with 12.8° alcohol. It has a lovely bouquet not dissimilar to previous bottles, notes of gravel and black truffle unfolding in the glass to accompany the satisfying black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Perhaps it is a little more conservative compared to recent vintages, although it is nicely proportioned, replete with cedar and tobacco toward the satisfying finish. Maybe it has dispensed with a little vigor in recent months? This is still a very fine millennial Brane-Cantenac. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château. Drinking window: 2018 - 2035 (NM)
Rather open, with a briary backdrop to the core of juicy plum, blackberry and black currant confiture notes. There are fresh anise and lilac flavors too, with the finish showing a cedary echo while staying supple in feel overall. (JM, Web-2016)
Mid ruby. Lots of solid development even if not an ethereal heart-stopping moment on the nose. Neat and well balanced and perhaps at its peak already. Fresh fruit and a bit of lusciousness. Certainly no hint of under-ripeness. (JR) 17/20 points
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