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A NEW LABEL FOR BRANE-CANTENAC



New Label


Old Label

Compiled By The Wine Review

Chateau Brane-Cantenac, the Margaux Second Growth, has a new label beginning with the 2007 vintage.

The change is evolutionary rather than revolu­tionary in that it is an "extension" of the previ­ous label.

However, the result is actually more simple. But more dramatic because of its simplicity.

In the words of the Press Release from the chateau:

"With a definite minimalist approach, elegant and pure, our new label highlights, in reality as well as symbolically, the name of Château Brane-Cantenac with its traditional type script now deep black and embossed. In gold letters, though quite discreetly, the names of Henri Lurton, the owner, and Grand Cru Classe appear. Margaux, the appellation, is stated in black print in the same script as Château, bal­ancing the whole while the frame and its irises in the four corners enhance the overal label. The backdrop, in powdered gold and glossed, unique to Brane, remain the unmistakable stamp of Brane! All the legal mentions are now placed on the back label, its alter ego, a black paper and hot gold print."

As for the top of the bottle, the red capsule has been replaced by a deep black complexion with gold trims, reminiscent of the colours of the label. As for fans and collectors of Chateau Brane-Cantenac, they might like to know that an added fine line adorns the lower part and the letters "BC" seal its top so that one can identify the bottle when it is resting in one’s cellar or wine fridge.
















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