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Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2016

Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux 2016

95 Points - Decanter. The Chateau Cantenac Brown 2016 is another fantastic wine from this esteemed property. Composed of a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, it’s a sensational wine that bears all the hallmarks of this great vintage. The years of hard work and investment that have flowed into this estate have paid significant dividends and Cantenac Brown is now back where it belongs amongst the finest wines in Bordeaux. Compared to its neighbours Chateau Palmer and Chateau Margaux, it remains a bargain. Given the quality of the wines being made there, this is a situation that is unlikely to last.

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Vintage

2016

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

13.5%

Feature

90+points

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Vintage

2016

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

13.5%

Feature

90+points

Vivino Rating: 4.3 (Jun 2024)

Wine Press Ratings

95 Points - Decanter

"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."

Taste

Undoubtedly one of the wines of this great vintage, the Chateau Cantenac Brown 2016 combines power with purity. Very deeply coloured, medium-bodied and packed with flavour, it’s a brilliant wine. Violets and red flowers, truffles, espresso and a mass of dark red and black fruits populate the nose and palate. Wonderfully concentrated, its relatively low acidity gives it a luscious, heady character, yet it remains refined and serious. Enjoy this gorgeous wine with fine red meats and hard white cheeses over the next decade or so.

About the Producer

The Chateau Cantenac Brown we now know and love was established in 1806 by a Scottish wine merchant. In the famed 1855 classification, it was classified as a Troisièmes Cru (third growth). With its gravelly, free-draining soils and pebbles that reflect the sun’s heat, it is a perfect spot for producing exceptional grapes. In the 1970s and 1980s a lack of investment led to a period of underperformance. Since the mid-1990s, however, it has been steadily improving and is now back at its peak. In 2019 a new, sustainable winery was commissioned which has helped take their wines to even greater heights.

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