Baron de Brane Margaux 2010 75cl
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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: March 6, 2013 (JS-91)
A wine with chocolate, berry and vanilla character with full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. Solid and firm. Needs two or three years of bottle age.
Source: March 2020 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 5th Mar 2020 (RP-87)
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Baron de Brane gives up cassis, tobacco, leather and spices on the nose, with a baked plums undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, it has a chewy texture and plenty of freshness, finishing a little clipped and rustic.
Drink Date: 2020 - 2029
The name of our second wine honours Baron Jacques-Maxime de Brane, who owned the estate in the 19th century. Blended from vats carefully selected for their suppleness, it is aged just like the First Wine, but for a 12-month period.
Attractive dark red hue with a highly aromatic nose typical of Margaux. In the mouth, a tight, smooth attack with a very fine balance of delicateness and soft, rounded tannins.
Harvest dates: 27th September - 14th October
Yield: 41 hl/ha
% First Wine produced: 33
Barrel ageing: 12 months in 20% new French oak
Ageing potential: 10-15 years. At its best from 2015 onwards.
The 2010 vintage is uncannily similar to the previous vintage: a dry year but with water 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 climate in 2010 corresponded marvelously 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...