Château Cantenac Brown
2009
3e grand cru classé
Margaux - 75 Cl

€100,66*
    COUNTRY : France
    REGION: Bordeaux
    APPELLATION : Margaux
    PRODUCER : Château Cantenac Brown
    COLOUR : Red
    VINTAGE : 2009
    SIZE : 75 Cl

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : Tasted twice in Bordeaux, I must say that whatever was shown to me in cask certainly did not appear to be performing as well from bottle. It could be just that the wine has closed down, but I had thought this was an extraordinary wine and one of the big time sleepers of the vintage. The tannins have taken hold, and although the wine is still outstanding, any hopes of achieving a mid-90 point score, as I had hoped, seem highly questionable.

Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, blackberries and forest floor, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, excruciatingly tannic and closed, and that may be why it's not showing as well as I predicted. Certainly, this was the biggest discrepancy between barrel and bottle that I saw in the vintage, but the wine is still outstanding, just not profound. It will be interesting to revisit this wine in a number of years. Forget it for 7-8 years and drink it over the following 30.

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