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(Made by Grand Cru Classe 2nd Growth Chateau Brane Cantenac)
2009 Haut Medoc Cru Burgeois
(Made by Chateau Doyac the 2009 was awarded Cru Burgeois status)
2012 Right Bank Bordeaux Superieur
(Made by Domain Serisier it is highly awarded including 92 points Dereck Smedley and Two Gold Medals)
Elegant reds perfect for those special meals
Made by Henri Lurton at his Chateau Brane Cantenac
Drinking perfectly now Margaux 2009 is their second wine that includes grapes from the younger vines. It has black currant intensity leading onto sweet notes of tobacco and toast with an exceptionally elegant mouthfeel finishing long and balanced with lively aromatics.
Chateau Doyac 2009
Made by Max and Astrid Pourtales at Chateau Doyac near Saint Seurin de Cadourne, Medoc
Doyac 2009 was listed in the 2009 Cru Bourgeois. The Cru Bourgeois list is determined each year by an independent tasting panel, it is awarded as a mark of quality to wines rather than to the chateau. This is a structured wine with aromatics of coffee, roast meats and earthy blackcurrants. It is drinking now.
Le Bout du Monde 2012
Made by Richard Serisier at his Domain Serisier vineyards and facilities including Chateau Cadillac vineyard and Chateau Meillac winery.
Richard Serisier with Jill Dupleix (food columnist and critic) and Terry Durack (chief restaurant critic Sydney Morning Herald) at his Chateau Cadillac. The 2012 Le Bout du Monde was highly awarded and described as “a masterstroke”. Beautiful, intense dark colour, ripe fruit on the nose, fresh and slightly creamy. Plenty of luscious taste on the palate …. soft body, abundant flavour, and feels as easy on the palate as a hand in its glove.
6 bottles for $249.99
Each case will contain Margaux 2009 by Ch Brane Cantenac (2 bottles), Chateau Doyac 2009 (2 bottles) and Le Bout du Monde 2012 by Domain Serisier (2 bottles)
Le Bout du Monde 2012 (100% Merlot)
Gold medal Le Concours Grand Vins France Macon 2014
Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Silver medal at Concours International de Lyon 2015
Silver medal at Concours Prix Plaisir 2016
Jean-Marc QUARIN ‘Chronicles’
"Beautiful, intense dark colour. Ripe fruit on the nose, fresh and slightly creamy. Plenty of luscious taste on the palate. The wine offers the drinker a soft body, abundant flavour, and feels as easy on the palate as a hand in its glove. Fleshy tannins. Savoury finish. The first vintage, 2012, is a masterstroke. Full bodied but not too firm, this 100% merlot seems to be energised by its clay and limestone soil. The grape remains perfumed, not cooked, not candied. There is maximum flavour and one must make an effort to spit it out. Its balance is such that we forget which grape it’s made of. It’s only the taste that matters. This constitutes its originality. From the start the vintage places itself within the élite of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieurs, two labels whose potential will be discovered when entrepreneurs decide to devote as much work on them as they do on crus classés. M. Serisier’s Australian origins, a different wine culture from that of Bordeaux, help him to go beyond the artificial boundaries imposed between appellations that I myself have often found baseless."
Chateau Doyac 2009 (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon)
Sean Mitchell www.grapeobserver.com Very Good
"This wine is very good. I would suggest decanting it for it to show its best. This is a structured wine with aromatics of coffee, roast meats and earthy blackcurrants. The palate is balanced, the tannins built to last and the length good. An enjoyable cru bourgeois that is good now, and should reward a few years in the cellar
Margaux by Chateau Brane Cantenac 2009 (63% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc)
Some of our own notes on this favourite.
Dark Plum Red Colour with Ruby Hue. Sweet fruit core of red and black fruit followed by herbal and cedary nuances loved by Bordeaux drinkers. In the mouth, red berry compote with black currant intensity leading onto sweet notes of tobacco and toast with an exceptionally elegant mouthfeel finishing long and balanced with lively aromatics. This wine is balanced and drinking now. It shows great maturity and still has a very good ageing potential.
This Chateau is a Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe en 1855, owned by the renowned Bordeaux family, Lurton, is in the famous Margaux appellation and true to its potential has produced a supple and smooth wine, going on to a subtle and fine evolution as well as a slow tanning progression. This wine is balanced, it shows great maturity and has a very good ageing potential. Château Brane-Cantenac owes its fame to an exceptional gravelly soil dating back to the quaternary era.