Monday, February 25, 2013

Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2008 Bordeaux

Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2008 Bordeaux,  $49.29-$57.99, 91-plus points, resonates black currant, color (trails pomegranate with a broad transparent rim), dominates the nose and the flavor profile, though hints of licorice and coffee add some complexity, and the finish is fair with white and black pepper with a trailing hint of menthol.
This dry red wine breaks just past medium body, carries good acidity with approachable and moderate tannin. Having 13% alcohol in such an edifice of a wine, makes the alcohol difficult to notice.
It appears that the premium we pay for these Bordeaux wines can be a bit weighty, but considering their longevity and consistent quality, I'll continue to seek them out.
I know that the New Hampshire State Liquor Stores sell wine as a business, but having made so many 2009 Bordeaux wines available to us was a great choice, one I'm grateful for.


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