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

The 2008 Brane-Cantenac continues to display the eucalyptus element that I have noticed on previous bottles, and frankly, it’s distracting and obscures the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied and slightly medicinal in style, and one of the most rounded Brane-Cantenacs in recent years in terms of texture, something that I would not have predicted given the vintage. However, the finish lacks the complexity and typicité that I expect from the estate. Tasted at the Brane-Cantenac vertical at the château.