Henri Lurton’s analysis of the vintage:
"05 + 10 = 15. In 2015, nature treated us with a cross between 2 other exceptional vintages.
Climatic conditions were ideal throughout the entire cycle in the vineyard, but particularly favourable in the Margaux appellation during the ripening period.
Picking conditions were thus excellent, allowing us to harvest each of the varietals in every plot at their optimal ripeness.
The wines have great aromatic richness and splendid tannic structure. They have everything necessary to allow them to age well for many years to come."
In the vineyard:
In the cellars:
Merlot: 17/09 - 26/09 Cabernet Franc: 5/10
Cabernet Sauvignon: 28/09 - 7/10 Carmenère: 19/10
The Wine Advocate/Neal Martin: 93/95
Wine Spectator James Molesworth: 90/93
James Suckling: 93/94
Jancis Robinson: 17.5
Le Point: 17,5/18
Bernard Burtschy: 17.5
J. M. Quarin: 18.5
Jeff Leve: 96
René Gabriel: 19
Vinous Galloni: 92/95
Since Henri Lurton took over in 1992, he has made it his mission to produce the best possible wine, reinforcing Brane’s position as a second classified growth in 1855. The result is a fine wine that perfectly expresses its remarkable terroir.
The name of our second wine honours Baron Jacques-Maxime de Brane, who owned the estate in the 19th century. Blended from vats carefully selected for their suppleness, it is aged just like the First Wine, but for a 12-month period.