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Chateau BRANE-CANTENAC Margaux 2008

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: Subtle nose with notes of black fruit, liquorice and eucalyptus with a touch of new leather. An elegant and young attack, a nice volume and a nice fullness. The mid-palate is round and the tannins well melted. The finish is moderately long with an aromatic return on smoky notes.

About the winery:
Chateau Brane-Cantenac was the home of Lucien Lurton for many years - it is now owned and run by his son Henri. Its vineyards are located west of the village of Cantenac in the Margaux appellation. Brane-Cantenac's vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (4.5%), and Carmenere 0,5%, and lie on fine, gravelly soils. Vinification includes up to 18 months' wood ageing, a third to a half in new "barriques".