Chateau Cantenac Brown 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

$63.99 $49.99
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Item No. 103911
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE92
  • RP90
  • CG90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WE92
  • 2006
  • RP92
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine reveals a beautiful dark color. The nose is marked by the freshness and flavor black fruit. Dense on the palate, the fruit bursting, it has notes of toast, spicy, full, the tannins are smooth and tight. The finish is long and fruity.

Critical Acclaim

"This château is progressing well in raising its quality as this big, chunky wine shows. The fruit has a solid texture, with great black swirls of dark berry and smoky flavors in a tannic cloak."
92 Points

"A beautiful effort, the medium to full-bodied 2008 demonstrates the resurgence in quality being enjoyed by this long-time Margaux underachiever. Perfumed aromas of licorice, spring flowers, black currants and subtle oak are followed by a soft, round, opulent, sexy, generous, savory wine revealing no hard edges. Enjoy this pure, seductive 2008 over the next 12-15 years."
90 Points

"If showing a little more ripeness and muscle than its neighbor from Brane-Cantenac, this nicely made wine still toes the line of true Margaux understatement. Its slight lack of overall polish is simply the failing of youth, and, while it may finish with grabby tannins to hold off in the near-term, it has the pieces in place to charm once a half-decade has passed."
90 Points

Learn About Chateau Cantenac Brown Map ItMap It

Today, the Chateau Cantenac Brown vineyard covers 42 hectares in the south of the Margaux appellation, mainly in the Cantenac commune. Located in the communes of Arsac, Soussans, Margaux, Cantenac and Labarde, the Margaux appellation terroirs are terraced groups of gravel, ensuring good natural drainage. Each terroir is different and produces a unique wine. The Cantenac...

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Learn About Margaux

(mahr-GOH) Silky Smooth Soft, elegant, feminine… these are words often used to describe the wines of Margaux. The commune is different from its northern neighbors of the Haut-Medoc in both geography and style. Home to the name-sharing premier cru, Margaux lays a few marshlands south of St.-Julien. Notable Facts As in other Medoc appellations, Cabernet Sauvignon leads the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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