2021 Château Cantenac Brown

[En Primeur],  Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

Medoc,  Bordeaux,  France

$300
RP 94
V 94
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Availability: 4

3eme Grand Cru Classé

2021 Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux, France

The soul of a great terroir, a radiant, full-bodied, velvety wine for keeping. It stands out by its fresh fruit flavours, its density and its very fine tannins. Its best vintages express freshness, an elegant bouquet of red and black fruits, with opulence and tension on the finish, and spicy undertones.

About the Producer

Château Cantenac-Brown is a wine producer located in Margaux, on the left bank of the Gironde river in Bordeaux. It was established in the early 19th Century and was classified as a third growth in the 1855 Classification of the Medoc and Graves.

The grapes for the grand vin are hand-harvested and are vinified plot-by-plot in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels before the wine is aged in French oak barrels, with 60 percent new wood, for up to 16 months.

RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (92 - 94). The 2021 Cantenac Brown is another fine effort from a Margaux estate that's been on something of a roll of late. Unwinding in the glass with notions of cassis, wild berries, loamy soil and cigar box, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with good concentration, lively acids and a nicely defined finish. José Sanfins and his team opted to wait to pick the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon between the fourth and 12th of October, and that appears to have paid off. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, and just over half the estate's production went into the grand vin. Reviewed by William Kelly, Issue date: April 2022.
V 94

Vinous

Rating (92 - 94). The 2021 Cantenac Brown is going to require time to come together. The Cabernet is pushed up. That very much comes through in the wine's aromatic profile and overall intensity. Sweet red-fleshed fruit, tobacco, incense and rose petal are some of the many notes that build. Vibrant and exquisitely layered, Cantenac Brown is quite promising. Elevage will be critical. Like so many of his colleagues, Technical Director Jose Sanfins saigneed the Merlots, lightly chaptalized the Cabernets and opted for longer but gentler extractions. Tasted two times. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2022. Drinking window: 2031 - 2061.

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PACKAGING: Our premium wines need optimal temperature consistency; therefore are packaged in EPS foam shippers with gel pack (when needed) and shipped only during ideal weather temperatures.

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RP 94

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (92 - 94). The 2021 Cantenac Brown is another fine effort from a Margaux estate that's been on something of a roll of late. Unwinding in the glass with notions of cassis, wild berries, loamy soil and cigar box, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with good concentration, lively acids and a nicely defined finish. José Sanfins and his team opted to wait to pick the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon between the fourth and 12th of October, and that appears to have paid off. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, and just over half the estate's production went into the grand vin. Reviewed by William Kelly, Issue date: April 2022.
V 94

Vinous

Rating (92 - 94). The 2021 Cantenac Brown is going to require time to come together. The Cabernet is pushed up. That very much comes through in the wine's aromatic profile and overall intensity. Sweet red-fleshed fruit, tobacco, incense and rose petal are some of the many notes that build. Vibrant and exquisitely layered, Cantenac Brown is quite promising. Elevage will be critical. Like so many of his colleagues, Technical Director Jose Sanfins saigneed the Merlots, lightly chaptalized the Cabernets and opted for longer but gentler extractions. Tasted two times. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2022. Drinking window: 2031 - 2061.

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