Chateau Cantenac Brown (Futures Pre-sale) 2012

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships after 06/01/15
Price: $41.99
Item No. 124472
  • WS94
  • WE94
  • RP93
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.

Critical Acclaim

"Pure, ripe and engaging, with lovely notes of floral and bergamot leading to a core of succulent plum, boysenberry and blackberry fruit. A good underpinning of iron is buried on the finish.
Barrel Sample: 91-94 Points"
94 Points

"A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it's a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points"
94 Points

"The 2012 Cantenac Brown, one of the most impressive Margaux I tasted, is the complete package – from the initial attack to the layered, rich finish. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of licorice, mulberries, black currants, asphalt and spring flowers, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich effort does not reveal an excess of rusticity or astringency.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
93 Points

"Bright medium ruby. Inviting aromas of blueberry, blackcurrant, dark plum and coffee, along with a strong mineral quality. The palate delivers excellent cut and precision, showing a hint of wildness to the dark berry and mineral flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and refreshing acid lift, on a very pure blackcurrant note. Cantenac-Brown is riding high: starting with the 2008 vintage, I find all the wines made here to have been of outstanding quality.
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points"
91 Points

"Solid core of berry and dried fruits on the palate with chocolate, coffee bean and spices. Full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Intense.
Barrel Sample: 90-91 Points"
91 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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