Jeb Dunnuck 97
This estate has been on a roll, and their 2020 Château Brane-Cantenac is another brilliant wine that readers will love. Largely in the mold of the 2019, it has a deep purple hue as well as an incredible bouquet of blackcurrants, black cherries, freshly sharpened pencils, tobacco, and flowers. This medium to full-bodied, richly textured, concentrated, yet remarkably elegant 2020 has the vintage’s fresher, focused, elegant profile but still brings plenty of flesh and opulence. Beautifully done, it’s going to evolve for a solid 30 years in cold cellars and offer incredible pleasure all its life.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2057
The 2020 Margaux de Brane is a plush, succulent Margaux to drink now and over the next handful of years. It’s a gorgeous wine at this level. Spice, blood orange and mint give this mid-weight, open-knit 2020 tons of energy to play off its ripe, racy fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030