Baron de Brane is the second wine of Château Brane-Cantenac, a second growth château owned by Henri Lurton and one of the oldest and largest properties in Margaux. The blend is made up of about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the grapes coming from developing vineyards, some on gravel beds 12 metres deep.
Aged for a year in French oak this supremely elegant wine has plenty of complex fruit on the palate and silky tannins on the finish.
The 2006 Baron de Brane is a very pretty second wine from Brane-Cantenac. It has a light, slightly dusty, cedar and tertiary bouquet that is defined, floral and forward. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannin, light tobacco-infused red berry fruit. The flavors are nicely focused throughout. The high presence of Merlot gives the wine much of its fleshy succulence, that add to the wine's immediacy and sheer appeal.
It is a sexy, seductive claret