Long Distance Runner: Brane-Cantenac 1924-2015 (Jan 2019)

The 2006 Brane-Cantenac is a vintage that has been rather variable in recent vintages. This was definitely one of the better examples, offering blackberry, mint, sandalwood and cedar on the nose and conveying more energy than I anticipated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, featuring intense blackberry laced with soy, cedar and tobacco. The classic, slightly austere but well-defined finish lingers in the mouth. Excellent! Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château.