2016 Château Cantenac-Brown, Margaux
A picturesque and Tudor-style building, Chateau Cantenac-Brown has begun in the first half of the 19th century. John Lewis-Brown, esteemeed animal painter of Scottish descent purchase the vineyards and designed this beautiful structure. The Chateau was granted a 3rd Growth classification in 1855. at the helm of fame winemaker Jose Samfin, Chateau Cantenac-Brown has become one of the top Chateaux of the appellation.The wine is made of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon & 33% Merlot from 35 years old vines. The vineyards is managed as "Substainable agriculture". Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, maceration during 15 to 20 days after a rigorous selection of grapes.
94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"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."