CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN - Margaux, Bordeaux - France

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BO195
Vintage: 2016
"Intense bouquet with floral aromas filtering through the black cherries, cassis and boysenberry notes, in an odd way almost Saint-Emilion in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Silky smooth with very well-judged acidity, there is a sorbet-like freshness imbued into this Margaux and it just glides across the palate towards the quite sensual finish." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Region Bordeaux, Margaux, Margaux AOC Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Product Description

Description

Château Cantenac Brown is a 1855 classified third growth, located in Cantenac within the most prestigious Médoc appellation, Margaux. The vineyard was founded over 200 years ago by a Scotsman, John Lewis Brown. This visionary figure selected the best parcels of land: his hard work and high standards were rewarded in 1855 when the Bordeaux Classification ranked Cantenac Brown among the most esteemed vineyards.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Critique Review

"The 2016 Cantenac Brown comes from a Margaux estate that has upped its game in recent years. It has an intense bouquet with floral aromas filtering through the black cherries, cassis and boysenberry notes, in an odd way almost Saint-Emilion in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Silky smooth with very well-judged acidity, there is a sorbet-like freshness imbued into this Margaux and it just glides across the palate towards the quite sensual finish. This is certainly equal to the impressive 2015 Cantenac Brown."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

"This has a very delicious and attractive nose offering ample dark berries and plums with cocoa and freshly cut bracken. The palate has a smooth, fan-like array of fine but sturdy tannins that carry very fresh and upbeat into the finish. Try from 2023."

James Suckling 2019

"Poised and precise, this is excellent quality with well-defined black fruits. It feels like the fruit is ripe but not overly so, carefully delineated by great freshness and touches of slate, rosemary and dark chocolate. The extremely precise nose slowly reveals itself, gaining in power. I loved this en primeur and it's even more striking today. A great job by the Cantenac Brown team, it lives up to the quality of their 2015. 49% of production went into the grand vin, matured in 60% new oak."

Decanter

"A solid step up and a brilliant Margaux, the 2016 Cantenac Brown checks in as 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot raised in 60% new French oak. Black cherries, currants, smoke tobacco, graphite, and hints of earth all emerge from this beautifully layered, medium-bodied, and concentrated 2016 that shines for its purity and precision, while still offering beautiful depth of fruit. Give it 3-4 years and enjoy this fabulous effort over the following 2-3 decades."

Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux, Margaux, Margaux AOC
Winemakers José Sanfins
Producer Famille Simon Halabi
Average age of vines 35 years old
Production method 11000 cases
Harvest method Hand Harvest Plot after plot
Fermentation & maceration Parcels are vinified separatly, the alcoholic fermentation last 10 days. Maceration for 15 to 25 days.
Aging Château Cantenac Brown : 60 % new barrels - 40% one year-old barrels
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Medium-bodied, Silky Tannin
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Dark Fruit, Floral, Mineral, Black Berries
SKU BO195

Vineyard Info

The Cantenac Brown vineyard lies across the prestigious Margaux and Cantenac plateaus within the Margaux appellation: 39.5 hectares of gravelly soil and clay-limestone soils, as well as 16 hectares of small gravel plots and 5 hectares of clay-limestone plots.

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Description

Château Cantenac Brown is a 1855 classified third growth, located in Cantenac within the most prestigious Médoc appellation, Margaux. The vineyard was founded over 200 years ago by a Scotsman, John Lewis Brown. This visionary figure selected the best parcels of land: his hard work and high standards were rewarded in 1855 when the Bordeaux Classification ranked Cantenac Brown among the most esteemed vineyards.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Critique Review

"The 2016 Cantenac Brown comes from a Margaux estate that has upped its game in recent years. It has an intense bouquet with floral aromas filtering through the black cherries, cassis and boysenberry notes, in an odd way almost Saint-Emilion in style. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Silky smooth with very well-judged acidity, there is a sorbet-like freshness imbued into this Margaux and it just glides across the palate towards the quite sensual finish. This is certainly equal to the impressive 2015 Cantenac Brown."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

"This has a very delicious and attractive nose offering ample dark berries and plums with cocoa and freshly cut bracken. The palate has a smooth, fan-like array of fine but sturdy tannins that carry very fresh and upbeat into the finish. Try from 2023."

James Suckling 2019

"Poised and precise, this is excellent quality with well-defined black fruits. It feels like the fruit is ripe but not overly so, carefully delineated by great freshness and touches of slate, rosemary and dark chocolate. The extremely precise nose slowly reveals itself, gaining in power. I loved this en primeur and it's even more striking today. A great job by the Cantenac Brown team, it lives up to the quality of their 2015. 49% of production went into the grand vin, matured in 60% new oak."

Decanter

"A solid step up and a brilliant Margaux, the 2016 Cantenac Brown checks in as 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot raised in 60% new French oak. Black cherries, currants, smoke tobacco, graphite, and hints of earth all emerge from this beautifully layered, medium-bodied, and concentrated 2016 that shines for its purity and precision, while still offering beautiful depth of fruit. Give it 3-4 years and enjoy this fabulous effort over the following 2-3 decades."

Jeb Dunnuck
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux, Margaux, Margaux AOC
Winemakers José Sanfins
Producer Famille Simon Halabi
Average age of vines 35 years old
Production method 11000 cases
Harvest method Hand Harvest Plot after plot
Fermentation & maceration Parcels are vinified separatly, the alcoholic fermentation last 10 days. Maceration for 15 to 25 days.
Aging Château Cantenac Brown : 60 % new barrels - 40% one year-old barrels
Mouth Attribute Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Medium-bodied, Silky Tannin
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Dark Fruit, Floral, Mineral, Black Berries
SKU BO195

The Cantenac Brown vineyard lies across the prestigious Margaux and Cantenac plateaus within the Margaux appellation: 39.5 hectares of gravelly soil and clay-limestone soils, as well as 16 hectares of small gravel plots and 5 hectares of clay-limestone plots.

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