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Second grand cru classé - Margaux

Château Brane-Cantenac, property of Henri Lurton, of the family of Lucien Lurton, is a 75-hectare wine estate located in Cantenac Margaux, in the Gironde region. It is classified Second Grand Cru in the official 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.


What are the specificities of Château Brane-Cantenac ?

After changing name and ownership more than once, the estate owes its current name to Baron Hector de Brane who bought it in 1833 after selling what is now the Château Mouton Rothschild. Lucien Lurton inherited the estate in 1956. The property naturally went to Henri Lurton, who manages the vineyard with brio.

The vineyard offers a wine tasting composed of different grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 55%
  • Merlot 39.5%
  • Carmenere 5%
  • Cabernet Franc 4.5%
  • Petit Verdot 1%

A great classic of the Margaux, planted on deep gravel. It is even one of those rare wines whose collectors are looking to buy all the vintages. With the 1997 vintage, we find a body and structure worthy of a great Margaux.

The vinification of the Château Brane Cantenac is fragmented. The wine is vinified in a combination of 22 oak vats, 18 concrete vats and 20 stainless steel vats of varying sizes. Brane Cantenac's wine is then aged in 60% new French oak barrels on average for 17 months before bottling.

Recently, the estate has dedicated 3 of its hectares to the production of Bordeaux white wine planted as follows:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 80%
  • Sémillon 20%

There is a second wine at Château Brane-Cantenac, Baron de Brane. The estate also produces a third wine, Margaux de Brane, which is usually dominated by Merlot.

At present, more than 20% of the vineyard is cultivated in organic farming and 4 of its hectares are cultivated in biodynamic farming. The aim is to apply this method of cultivation throughout the entire vineyard in the long term.


This is a superb wine from the Margaux appellation! 


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What are the best years of Brane Cantenac?

Best vintages of Château Brane Cantenac according to Parker's team : 

  • Château Brane-Cantenac 2019
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 2016
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 1961
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 2021
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 2010
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 1989
  • Château Brane-Cantenac 1983


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