2011 Cantenac Brown



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Average critic rating : 89.44 points

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87

Under a relatively new owner, Cantenac Brown appears to be having some success in taming the tannins, for decades a dominant component part of this wine. The more charming, supple-styled 2011 displays a dense ruby/purple color and a slightly bigger framework than many Margaux, but good purity as well as sweetness of the tannin are present. There is still a touch of rusticity to this offering, but another 1-2 years of bottle age will result in better integration of all the component parts. It should keep for 10-15 years. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

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89-91

The Cantenac Brown, tasted three times, is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot cropped between 13th and 29th September finishing with the former. The nose is crisp and focused, not complex but demonstrating nicely integrated oak and fine minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fins acidity. This is elegant, harmonious and a damn fine Margaux for the vintage that will offer medium-term drinking. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

90-91

90-91

Full body, with plums and currants and hints of sandalwood. Ripe tannins. Bright acidity. Focused. jamessuckling.com

88-91

88-91

Good, pure, caressing style, with a direct beam of cassis, lilac and toasted spice that stays rounded through the medium-weight finish, where a hint of loam peeks in. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

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16

Very dark elderberry juice colour. Dusty but fragrant with pure dark and ripe fruit, soft and juicy on the palate. Lightly chewy on the finish but the fruit just about fills out the structure. jancisrobinson.com

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88-90

Blending 67% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder taken up by Merlot, the wine reached 12.9% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 50% new oak. With some coaxing, earth, coffee and black cherry can be found. Soft in texture, this medium-bodied, soft wine ends with a short, clean, black cherry finish. TheWineCellarInsider.com

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91-92

Very impressed by Cantenac Brown this year since it was often disappointing in the past. The flavours are expressive with wonderful layers and plush, velvety tannins. This wine has great depth and concentration with generosity and flesh which was rare in this vintage. Fairly long finish. AsianPalate.com

16

16

Bright and floral: violets and creme de cassis with a whiff of woodspice. Rich fruit underpinned by a good framework of tannin. classy.



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Established at the beginning of the 19th century, Cantenac-Brown is today one of the finest Châteaux in Bordeaux. The estate includes 42 hectares of vineyard with typical Médoc gravel and is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Approximately 15,000 cases are produced per year for the Grand Vin, plus 5,000 of a second label: Château Canuet. Vintages from 2002 on have been increasingly impressive, leading Neal Martin to declare it 'an estate that I have my eye on”



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