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Baron de Brane Margaux 2010


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The 2010 vintage is uncannily similar to the previous vintage: a dry year but with wa- ter reserves that had been replenished the previous fall. The cool nights of a pleasant summer imparted full aromatic expression and unusually high levels of phenolic compounds. The cli- mate in 2010 corresponded marvellously to Brane's terroir. The plateau's clay-like gravel subsoil can give the vines the humidity the grapes need to mature in conditions of extreme dryness. Aromatic expression also being a major quality of this terroir, it was particularly rich at Brane this year. The severity of the blend may seem surprising but it was the key to a perfect balance...
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Baron de Brane
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws89-92

Wine SpectatorBright and intensely floral, with a lovely violet aroma and long, rich plum sauce, blackberry and currant notes. There's lush toast, but it's nicely integrated. Very suave.

James Molesworth, 2011