Fully mature and very attractive, the 2000 Brane Cantenac, which started a succession of brilliant wines from this famous estate in the Margaux appellation, has a dark plum/ruby/purple color, a sweet, juicy nose of blue, red, and black fruits, and a hint of damp earth as well as subtle herbs. Spicy, round, complex, very lush, and at its plateau of maturity, this wine should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years at minimum. This is Margaux elegance and silkiness at its very best.
Congratulations to Henri and everyone at Brane. I am going through the reviews for any other notable ones and will post any that are interesting.
I just ordered the last Magnum of 2000 Chateau Brane-Cantenac from Vinfolio, I can't wait to open it and share it with friends.
I also want to comment on how great a job Robert Parker has. He can call up a bunch of Chateaux (109 of them for this issue) and say, "I feel like tasting your 2000 vintage" and they gladly open their doors. I want that kind of power.