Brane Cantenac 2018 has been released at €50.40 per bottle ex-negociant, a 7.7% increase on the 2017’s opening price of €46.80. It is being offered by the international trade at £623 per 12×75, up 8.2% in sterling terms on the 2017 release of £576 per case.
James Suckling, who scored the wine 95-96 points, commented in his tasting note: “What strikes me about this Brane-Cantenac is the gorgeous center palate of ripe fruit, which gives an impression of generosity, yet it’s tight and reserved at the same time”.
For Antonio Galloni (Vinous, 92-95), “the 2018 Brane-Cantenac captures all of the natural richness of the year”. Lisa-Perrotti Brown MW (The Wine Advocate, 92-94) described the wine as “full-bodied with mouth-filling, rich black fruit preserves”.
Followers of Suckling will find value in today’s release, as our ‘Fair Value’ chart shows. However, the wine appears to be above the trend line when Galloni and Perrotti-Brown’s scores are applied.
Another vintage that might be of interest to buyers is the 2016, which boasts 96 points from Neal Martin and is currently available at a small discount.
Looking for more?
Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology