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Brane-Cantenac Raises 23,300 Euros for Charity

A very happy 23,300 Euro win for a special charity created by Henri Lurton, owner of the 2nd Growth Brane-Cantenac. Well known for his “Brane Seen Through the Eyes and Lens of …” art exhibition series, Mr. Lurton wondered what to do with the works once the exhibition was finished. “Many guests expressed a desire to […]



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Daredevil Pilots, 2nd Growth Bordeaux, & Quirky Art Meet at VinExpo Week Charity Auction

  Amidst the glittering parties during April’s En Primeur in Bordeaux, Henri Lurton, owner of the 2nd Growth Brane-Cantenac, launched the 3rd “Brane Seen Through the Eyes and Lens of …” art exhibition series. Following on the heels of last year’s dramatic, more impressionistic photographer Eric Boissenot, is this year’s modernist photographer Francois Poincet, whose fun, […]



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Brane-Cantenac 2010 Great Review in Wine Spectator (March 31 issue)

The 2010 vintage of Brane Cantenac received a very nice review in Wine Spectator! I am so happy because I loved these wines and appreciate the hard work that goes into them.  You can read an interview with Henri Lurton about the 2009 vintage at the link here



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Carmenere Surprise: Brane-Cantenac to Use Varietal in Grand Vins

    You probably know that in Margaux, six varietals are allowed: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc … yet in the past, Carmenere was and is still allowed. The problem until now is that it was difficult to ripen fully. In my Decanter article, I explain the decision behind its revivival. […]



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Eric Boissenot Kicks off Exhibition of Argentic Photographs of Brane-Cantenac during En Primeur

“Wine and art … it’s everywhere!” This is the refrain of every wine lover (and art lover) dazzled by the “perfect pairing” of wine and art, ranging from sleek, jet-set art events such as Art Basel in Miami to new multi-million dollar wineries around the globe. Henri Lurton, owner and winemaker of the Second Growth […]



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Marathon 2011 Bordeaux / New York

Today is the first day of Harvest at Brane-Cantenac … one of my favorite wineries in Bordeaux and I must say, I wish I was there! Above is a photograph taken earlier, and the grapes look perfect and ripe! When i think of Bordeaux, I usually think of fun and sun (and wine, of course) […]



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Brane-Cantenac & Soprano Elizabeth Vidal: Perfect Pairings

Fabulous event at chateau Brane-Cantenac (second growth) in Margaux. One of the most  fabulous things about Vinexpo in Bordeaux is that the Chateaux put on some very creative and fun events. Here, owner/winemaker Henri Lurton (enjoying the concert in the picture above( hosted a musical evening with the famous opera singer Elizabeth Vidal. So why […]



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UK Drinks Business Recommends Brane-Cantenac

So today I just got my “new” issue of Drinks Business (it takes way to long for it to come from the UK) and I was delighted to see on page 120 the publication recommended Brane-Cantenac, saying:  “Margaux Second growth Brane-Cantenac may not have the sex appeal of some of its neighborhing cru classes in […]



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Chateau Brane-Cantenac: “2010 Best Vintage Ever”

Did any of you happen to read Neal Martin’s blog today on the eRobertParker.com site? I first met this eRobertParker.com wine columnist a few years back at one of the parties surrounding the tasting of the VDP “Grosse Gewachse” in Germany.  In person Neal is charming and a bit subdued, yet his columns are bold […]



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Brane-Cantenac celebrates the new Vintage

Henri Lurton in suit Chateau Brane-Cantenac celebrated its fabulous new vintage during En Primeur this past week, with the cities most notable names in attendence. This second growth chateau is a favorite among series collectors, and is among the first of all the chateaux in Bordeaux to invest in an optical sorter to ensure only […]



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En Primeur spotlight on Chateau Brane-Cantenac

Curious to consider that in the two thousand year history of the wine world, Classified Growth Bordeaux still retains its magic, value, and allure. In light of En Primeur, I’ll be spotlighting some favorite chateaux and their history. Created in 1735, Margaux-based Chateau Brane-Cantenac caught the roving eye of the Donald Trump of the Bordeaux […]



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Brane-Cantenac: Speaking about 2009 Vintage with Henri Lurton

Henri Lurton I just returned from Bordeaux where I had attended En Primeur, a week long tasting for international fine wine journalists to taste the new 2009 vintage. I had the good fortune to catch up with Chateau Brane-Cantenac owner and oenologist Henri Lurton, whose grandfather bought the second-growth estate in 1925. All week long, […]



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Exploring Brane-Cantenac

  If you love fine wine, you probably know that the Chamber of Commerce of Haut Medoc classified the best wines in the region into five growths, or classes. To this day, French children are rumored to sing the names of the five First Growths in a nursery rhyme. Yet what about the prestigious Deuxièmes […]