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2019 Château Cantenac-Brown

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ITEM 8575164 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
ranchoya… $50 $50
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8575164 1 $50 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...blackberry, raspberry and cedar are now accompanied by just a touch of peppermint. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and fresh, with sappy red fruit, fine acidity and a vibrant, harmonious finish.

95James Suckling

This has subtle aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries with hints of just-picked violets, light vanilla, licorice and crushed stones. Forest-floor notes, too. Medium to full body, layers of firm tannins and a velvety mouth-feel. Delicious crushed berries on the palate. Compact with a firm finish.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...aromas of wild berries, licorice, loamy soil, burning embers and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and layered, with terrific concentration, beautifully refined tannins and a seamless, elegant profile.

93Wine Spectator

...steeped plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit paste flavors that are broad and lush, while singed wood, violet and anise notes filter in. Features underlying freshness, with finely beaded acidity providing support.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of ripe black and blue fruits as well as scorched earth, leather, and crushed stone notes define the bouquet, and it's a rich, medium to full-bodied, juicy wine that has the fresher, lively style of the vintage yet still brings beautiful fruit.

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Perfumed ink. Cool and fresh. Restrained and sinewy. The best wine from this property for quite a while. Margaux-esque. Well done!

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

2019 Château Cantenac-Brown

Cantenac