Chateau Brane Cantenac produces wines in Margaux with such elegance that their increase in value over the past decade is little surprise for the Chateau’s loyal followers. In the 18th Century the Gorce family bought the estate and began creating wine that had great renown and commanded high prices even before the 1855 classification, in which the Chateau ranked as a Second Growth.

Purchased by Lucien Lurton in 1992, the estate has been subject to great investment in recent years; from the winery to improving vineyard management techniques and carrying out a number of barrel and micro vinification experiments, yet the estate is mindful to retain the traditional values that are inherent to Brane Cantenac’s identity. Each plot and sub-plot of the Chateau’s 75 hectares of vineyards have unique terroirs which make them ideally suited to growing different grape varieties. In addition to the usual suspects of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Brane Cantenac also grow Carmenere, of which a small percentage is used in the blending for their grand vin. The vineyard soils – gravel based, interspersed with large pebbles – have excellent natural drainage and the larger pebbles help to retain the warmth from the sun.

The harvest occurs plot by plot, as and when the grapes of each vineyard reach their optimal maturity. This rigorous process is reflected in the well-structured, concentrated wines that Brane Cantenac produce. Now under the charge of Lucien’s son, Henri Lurton, there is an emphasis on organic and sustainable winemaking. Roughly 11,000 bottles of the grand vin are produced each year, which exemplify the elegance and refinement of Margaux and have great aging potential. The Chateau also makes a second wine, Baron de Brane, which represents one of the best value wines of Bordeaux.

Available Wines

2019 Baron de Brane, Margaux 6x75cl

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£112/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate

2023 Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux 6x75cl

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£267/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2eme Cru Classe, Margaux 3x150cl

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£277/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Baron de Brane, Margaux 6x75cl

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£102/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Baron de Brane, Margaux 3x150cl

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£112/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026