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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Chateau Cantenac Brown  2010
Chateau Cantenac Brown 2010
(search item no. 122820)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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

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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.