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Chateau Cantenac Brown 2010 Margaux, Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Cantenac Brown 2010 Margaux, Grand Cru Classe

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James Suckling
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Wine Advocate
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Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Spectator

This venerable Classified Growth was built at the beginning of the 19th century. John-Lewis Brown bought a vineyard and designed a traditional Tudor style chateau, in the village of Cantenac. It rece...

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About Chateau Cantenac Brown 2010 Margaux, Grand Cru Classe

This venerable Classified Growth was built at the beginning of the 19th century. John-Lewis Brown bought a vineyard and designed a traditional Tudor style chateau, in the village of Cantenac. It received Third Growth status in the 1855 Classification. The estate today is some 100 acres with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot on the gravelly soil that Margaux is famous for. The wine aged 12 to 15 months in 70% new French oak barrels. From the outstanding 2010 vintage, Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 95 points saying "One of the finest wines to come from Cantenac Brown for many years, this is powerful and dense, dominated by Cabernet Franc tannins and fruits. The structure has a smooth, polished character that locates it firmly in Margaux, giving elegance and discreet fruitiness. Age this fine wine for many years." And Robert Parker scored it 94+ and said "The greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted, the 2010 is one for the ages. Dense purple, with an extraordinary nose of sweet forest floor, blackberry jam, pen ink and graphite, this wine soars from the glass, giving it an aromatic dimension and intensity I have never seen from this estate. The tannins are present, as they are in most Cantenac Browns, but the wine's sweetness, broad, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, dense, purple color and spectacular length (close to a minute) make this a giant classic and a fabulous sleeper of the vintage that still remains under-priced, considering how great its potential may be. This is a wine for those with cold cellars and youthful DNA. It is going to need at least a decade of cellaring and should last for 20-40 years. A classic!"

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Appellation Margaux

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