Chateau Cantenac Brown 2008
Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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.
"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."
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
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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.
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