Chateau Brown Blanc 2018
The harvests were rather early with the grapes in perfect health. We picked the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes on 31 August and the last Semillon on 11 September, with a level of ripeness and richness rarely seen. Château Brown's 2018 whites have a unique profile, with relatively low levels of acidity and unusually intense exotic fruit aromas.
Blend: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon
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Brown always produces a richer style of white, which suits this vintage. The apricot and white peach flesh is given full rein. I tasted the 2015 very recently and can fully see the similarities in terms of how it will develop, which gives me huge confidence to recommend this.Drinking Window 2019 - 2028. Barrel Sample: 92
Barrel Sample: 90-92
The owners came and went at Chateau Brown over the centuries and the estate alternated between glory and neglect. It was not until the late 20th century that the estate was fully restored to its former eminent position under the impulse of Bernard Barthe, the master of the chateau for the last decade.
In December 2004, he decided to place his “life’s work” in the hands of a famous dynasty of wine traders who had been at the forefront of winegrowing in Bordeaux since 1897: the Mau family, in partnership with the Dutch Dirkzwager family. When you discover the gently-sloping vineyard, its thousand-year-old history and its majestic building in which the finest paintings by J. L. Brown are still kept, you can understand the passion that Chateau Brown arouses in Jean-Christophe Mau, the current manager. He devotes himself fully to the estate, backed up by the experience of his elders and his convictions as a young winegrower, but also borne by a deep fascination for this place with its exceptional past.