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2017 Château Cantenac-Brown

ITEM 8473434 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8512458 4 $50 Nov 6, 2022
I8501735 2 $50 Oct 30, 2022
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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

A lush wine packed with tannins and rich dark fruits, this will be dense and complex. Its solid structure is balanced with good acidity from the fruitiness.

94Vinous / IWC

...really come together nicely...style is present in a round, supple Margaux that exudes textural richness and raciness. Dark cherry, spice, chocolate and licorice all flesh out in this wonderfully inviting, supple Margaux, with pretty savory notes that add freshness and energy. This understated wine is all class.

93James Suckling

A solid core of fruit to this with blueberry and blackberry character. Plenty of chocolate as well. Medium to full body.

90-92The Wine Advocate

...notes of cassis, warm plums and black forest cake with touches of violets, dark chocolate, cloves and cigar box plus a waft of lavender. The palate is medium-bodied and firm with fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing with plenty of black fruit and perfumed layers.

89-92Jeb Dunnuck

Black and blue fruits, plenty of violets, charcoal and spice, medium body, and ripe tannin all make from a beautiful, charming, balanced Margaux...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Bright blue fruit and incense on the nose. Dark-fruited on the palate – good energy and purity here. Tangy but not overridden by acidity, this is a compact and vibrant style finding the energy and florality typical of its region.

PRODUCER

Château Cantenac-Brown

Château Cantenac Brown is a 104-acre estate in Cantenac, Margaux. It is a third growth estate according to the 1855 Bordeaux classification. It gets part of its name from John Lewis Brown, a Scottish businessman who acquired the estate in the early 19th century. The estate has changed hands numerous times since then and is today owned by Simon Halabi, an English businessman. Today the estate’s signature wine is the Château Cantenac Brown which is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Some 11,000 cases are made annually. The château has recently added two wines, which are Alto de Cantenac Brown, a white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and Brio de Cantenac Brown, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

VINTAGE

2017 Château Cantenac-Brown

Cantenac