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Steven Spurrier from cellar 2013, Brane Cantenac

From the cellar: 2005 Médoc ‘super seconds’

In October last year, Decanter’s Michael Broadbent presented 12 Médoc 2005 ‘super seconds’, three from each major commune. Space permits a few words on each, with marks and drinking dates.

Margaux: Brane- Cantenac, fragrant, supple, drink 2013–2025, 17/20pts (90/100pts); Rauzan-Ségla, elegant, classic, still quite tannic, 2015–2030, 18.5 (95); Palmer, broad, rich and robust, 2015–2030, 18 (93).

St-Julien: Léoville-Poyferré, spicy fruit, still leathery, 2015– 2030, 17.25 (90+); Léoville- Barton, fragrant, great structure and length, 2015–2035, 19 (96); Léoville-LasCases, wonderful purity of fruit, a grand classic, premier cru standard, 2018–2045, 19.5 (98).

Pauillac: Pontet-Canet, spicy and briary, chunky but a great future, 2015–2035, 18+ (93); Pichon- Lalande, described by Broadbent as ‘sweet and sexy’; forward, 2013–2025, 17.5 (91); Pichon- Baron, fine nose, robust with some maturity, 2013–2025, 17 (90).

St-Estèphe: Calon-Ségur, ripe, gamey and charming, 2015–2030, 18 (93); Cos d’Estournel, meaty and robust, almost too rich, 2015–2025, 17.5 (91); Montrose, Cabernet-led fruit with classic length, a great wine, 2015–2040, 19 (96).

Taken from the February 2013 issue of Decanter magazine

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