Thanks, @szaki1974, I didn’t think to look for the same vintage in the EP offer.
It’s interesting that Baron de Brane is not offered as young as the Exhibition. I wonder if that’s just that Brane-Cantenac don’t consider it ready yet, but leave TWS to make their own decision on the Exhibition version.
I have nothing useful to contribute to this conversation but just to note that I have quite a few Baron de Brane OWCs at home despite having never tried it, as they seem to be always available in the showroom when I visit. They make great storage boxes.
Well it’s not the Baron as the blend is different. The Wine Society says the Exhibition Margaux 2016 is 73% cabernet with 27% merlot. Whereas the Baron 2016 is 65% merlot, 32% cabernet sauvignon and 3% cabernet franc.
So the Exhibition is either the Margaux du Brane rebadged, or a specific blend for the Wine Society, which is more than possible.
When I see your interesting commentary it’s when Bordeaux EP doubts creep into my head. Looks like a great wine in both cases, could go into reserves, no tax etc to pay and all the benefits of a wine society transaction on quality. You could’ve set yourself up with a mix also.
What to do come June:thinking: