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Score 93-94/100 · James Suckling

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

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92
92/100

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94
93-94/100

James Suckling

93
91-94/100

Wine Spectator

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91 - 94 points
Wine Spectator
Score 91-94/100 · Wine Spectator

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

91 points
Tim Atkin MW
Score 91/100 · Tim Atkin MW

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

93 - 96 points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Score 93-96/100 · Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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

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