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    Château Cantenac-Brown

    About Château Cantenac-Brown

    Château Cantenac Brown is an 1855 classified third growth, located in Cantenac within the most prestigious Médoc appellation, Margaux. The vineyard lies across the Margaux and Cantenac plateaus: 39.5 hectares of gravelly soil and clay-limestone soils, as well as 16 hectares of small gravel plots and 5 hectares of clay-limestone plots. This diversity of terroirs offers a great richness to the blending process and ensures constant quality over several vintages.

     

    The vineyard was founded in 1806 by a Scotsman, John Lewis Brown. His hard work and high standards were rewarded in 1855 when the Bordeaux Classification ranked Cantenac Brown among the most esteemed vineyards.

     

    A spectacular testimony to its Scottish ancestry: the estate’s emblematic Tudor-style château makes it the most remarkable property in the Médoc region. The Château is surrounded by an immense garden featuring the arboretum initially planted by John Lewis Brown.

     

    Today the Château is managed by the French family Le Lous. Tristan Le Lous, an agronomist with a passion for oenology, is very involved in managing the estate, together with José Sanfins, who is inextricably linked with the estate’s modern history. The meeting of this twosome was a pivotal milestone.

     

    In 2020, aware of the importance of preserving the estate’s land and exceptional environment, Tristan Le Lous and José Sanfins launched the construction of a new wine cellar built entirely of raw earth in which environmental quality standards are set at today’s highest possible level, while guaranteeing thermal inertia and the perfect humidity for ageing thanks to the power of the earth.

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    9 Products

    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Cantenac Brown 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £770.14
    2009

    Cantenac Brown 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93-96)

    Fresh berry and currant, with mint and spices. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Toasted oak, ripe fruit, everything. A beauty. Best ever. Score range: 93-96 -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93-96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £770.14
    Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £362.27
    2016

    Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (95)

    Flowers, truffle, espresso, tobacco and dark, red fruits are all over the place. Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, round and with layers of fruit and energy, the wine is deep, filled with juice and vivacious. The blend was made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot. 95 Points
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £362.27
    Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £305.87
    2019

    Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    José Sanfins has overseen a 2019 Cantenac Brown that will give immense pleasure in coming years. The bouquet has tightened up since I tasted the barrel sample (also at the château, in summer 2021): 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. This Margaux brims with confidence and should give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure. The insiders' Margaux of choice.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £305.87
    Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £272.27
    2020

    Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    Fantastic depth of fruit with layers of firm, chewy tannins that are medium-grained and long in the mouth. Full and dynamic. One of the best ever.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 7 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £272.27
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (12x75cl)

    £401 - £481

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (12x75cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £401 - £481

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (24x37.5cl)

    £404 - £485

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (24x37.5cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £404 - £485

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (3x150cl)

    £204 - £244

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (3x150cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 3x150cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £204 - £244

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x150cl)

    £411 - £493

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x150cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £411 - £493

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x75cl)

    £199 - £238

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x75cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £199 - £238

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Cantenac Brown 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £615.00
    2009

    Cantenac Brown 2009 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (93-96)

    Fresh berry and currant, with mint and spices. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Toasted oak, ripe fruit, everything. A beauty. Best ever. Score range: 93-96 -JS
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 93-96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £615.00
    Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £288.50
    2016

    Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (95)

    Flowers, truffle, espresso, tobacco and dark, red fruits are all over the place. Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, round and with layers of fruit and energy, the wine is deep, filled with juice and vivacious. The blend was made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot. 95 Points
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £288.50
    Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £241.50
    2019

    Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Neal Martin (95)

    José Sanfins has overseen a 2019 Cantenac Brown that will give immense pleasure in coming years. The bouquet has tightened up since I tasted the barrel sample (also at the château, in summer 2021): 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. This Margaux brims with confidence and should give 30 to 40 years of drinking pleasure. The insiders' Margaux of choice.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £241.50
    Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £213.50
    2020

    Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96-97)

    Fantastic depth of fruit with layers of firm, chewy tannins that are medium-grained and long in the mouth. Full and dynamic. One of the best ever.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    +1 year

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 7 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £213.50
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (12x75cl)

    £401 - £481

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (12x75cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £401 - £481

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (24x37.5cl)

    £404 - £485

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (24x37.5cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 24x37.5cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £404 - £485

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (3x150cl)

    £204 - £244

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (3x150cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 3x150cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £204 - £244

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x150cl)

    £411 - £493

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x150cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 6x150cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £411 - £493

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x75cl)

    £199 - £238

    2021

    Cantenac Brown 2021 (6x75cl)

    The Drinks Business (93-95)

    Cantenac Brown (Margaux; 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 27% Merlot; aging in oak barrels, 60% of which are new; tasted at the UGCB press tasting). Very classy and elegant on the nose, with a seductive gentle suggestion of oak influence – vanilla and sweet spice, but all very restrained. Graphite, walnut skin and a delightful hint of the cedar to come. Deep rich berry fruit, with pleasing floral elements (more than I recall in recent vintages) – lily and peony. Pure, precise, fresh and focussed with good if not massive concentration and lovely balance and harmony. Excellent wine-making is on display here with a series of pitch perfect choices that reinforce the identity and terroir typicity of this exciting wine.

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - 93-95 (TDB) Read Review/Description

    £199 - £238

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later

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