2015 Cantenac Brown



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Average critic rating : 92.42 points

93-96

93-96

The 2015 Cantenac Brown is superb. Translucent, weightless and totally finessed, the 2015 offers outstanding purity and exceptional overall balance. Sweet plum, tobacco, cedar, licorice and new leather are some of the many nuances that take shape in the glass, but it is the wine's purity that is most impressive. Hints of lavender, iron and smoke add shades of nuance on the tightly wound finish. Over the two weeks I followed it, the Grand Vin put on considerable depth and power. It will be interesting to see where things end up here, but the 2015 was superb all three times I tasted it. Cantenac Brown is one of the great still affordable wines of the year. Don't miss it. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

92-94

92-94

The 2015 Cantenac Brown follows their excellent 2014 with another great Margaux. Here, a nuanced nose that does not come racing from the blocks, but keep your nose in the glass and it reveals detailed blackberry, cranberry and strawberry aromas that are neatly embroidered with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite tensile tannin. There is breeding interwoven into this Margaux, palpable sophistication, and it finishes with panache, fanning out with lightly spiced red and black fruit. It is not the most ostentatious Margaux in what is a fecund season for the appéllation, but I suspect it will surprise a few wine-lovers as its ages. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2045

93-94

93-94

Very structured and muscular with black currant, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Full body. Yet polished and intriguing. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

91-94

91-94

Very fresh, with well-defined red currant and raspberry coulis flavors that stream through, enhanced by a violet note on the mineral-edged finish. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

90

90

Good depth of fruit and a well-expressed, quite broad Margaux style which gets more classic each year. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2034

91

91

The oak was a little prominent on this sample when I tasted it, but there is plenty of sweet raspberry and strawberry fruit on offer, as well as a backbone of tannin, so it should come together in barrel and bottle. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028



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-£29.00     (-7.04%) Latest price:  £383.00
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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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