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Date Printed: 2/27/2017
Chateau Cantenac Brown  2010
Chateau Cantenac Brown 2010
(search item no. 122820)
collectible wine
has large label

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 2/27/2017: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2015 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2015 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2015 Decanter rating: 90 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2014 Decanter rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Great vintages follow one another, but they are never the same. The 2010 vintage is much different that of 2009.The freshness of this vintage is remarkable with such naturally high alcohol content. Amazingly, the acid, alcohol, and tannins form a perfect harmony. Surely this is what makes the 2010 vintage so powerful. It's exceptional to see how such harmony, with all the extraordinary elements, gives us such a "sumptuous" wine.
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About Château Cantenac Brown:

Today, the Château 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 Brown soil is typical Medoc gravel. This beautiful, brilliant quartz, formerly called "Medoc diamonds" reflects the sun's rays onto the grapes by day and then releases the heat stored during the day to warm the grapes by night. Cabernets, in particular Cabernet Sauvignons, do well in this soil. They produce fine wines, with an intense bouquet, which are suitable for aging. Merlot, with which they are blended, provides color, richness and smoothness.