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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7 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cantenac Brown 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £368.40
2007

Cantenac Brown 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (92)

This is a solid effort, impressively powerful, the tannins and extract just right for the fruit. The flavors are juicy, but the backbone is right there, the aftertaste dark and dense. Certainly likely to age.
Delivery to Storage from 27 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £368.40
Cantenac Brown 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £275.27
2014

Cantenac Brown 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (91-93)

Vibrant, full-bodied and alive with easy to find notes of fragrant violets, blackberry, boysenberry and espresso, this wine continues ripe and sweet with a soft and even, fruit-filled finish. From 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, the wine reached 13% alcohol and is being aged in 60% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91-93 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £275.27
Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £334.67
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 Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £334.67
Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £298.07
2017

Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2017 Cantenac Brown has really come together nicely. The typically overt Cantenac Brown 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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £298.07
Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £316.07
2018

Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94-97)

Winey and dark in profile, with steeped currant, plum and blackberry fruit, buttressed by ganache, smoldering tobacco and warm earth notes. Accents of bay leaf, alder and mineral are in reserve. Delivers a beguiling feel despite the concentration. A very strong showing.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £316.07
Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £284.27
2019

Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94-96)

Winemaker José Sanfins is doing sterling work at this fast-improving Margaux estate. The 2019 Cantenac Brown represents around half the crop, picked 18 September to 9 October and then matured in 60% new oak. It has a slightly more extravagant bouquet than its peers, more expressive with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit mingling with cedar and cigar humidor scents. The palate is very cohesive with sappy red fruit, beautifully judged acidity and a harmonious, fulfilling dark chocolate-tinged finish that lingers wonderfully. What an exquisite, well-crafted Margaux with oodles and oodles of charm.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £284.27
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.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £272.27
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cantenac Brown 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £307.00
2007

Cantenac Brown 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (92)

This is a solid effort, impressively powerful, the tannins and extract just right for the fruit. The flavors are juicy, but the backbone is right there, the aftertaste dark and dense. Certainly likely to age.
Delivery to Storage from 27 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £307.00
Cantenac Brown 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £216.00
2014

Cantenac Brown 2014 (6x75cl)

Jeff Leve (91-93)

Vibrant, full-bodied and alive with easy to find notes of fragrant violets, blackberry, boysenberry and espresso, this wine continues ripe and sweet with a soft and even, fruit-filled finish. From 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, the wine reached 13% alcohol and is being aged in 60% new, French oak barrels. 91-93 Pts
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 91-93 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £216.00
Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £265.50
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 Bordeaux

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £265.50
Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £235.00
2017

Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2017 Cantenac Brown has really come together nicely. The typically overt Cantenac Brown 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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 5 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £235.00
Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £250.00
2018

Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94-97)

Winey and dark in profile, with steeped currant, plum and blackberry fruit, buttressed by ganache, smoldering tobacco and warm earth notes. Accents of bay leaf, alder and mineral are in reserve. Delivers a beguiling feel despite the concentration. A very strong showing.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £250.00
Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £223.50
2019

Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94-96)

Winemaker José Sanfins is doing sterling work at this fast-improving Margaux estate. The 2019 Cantenac Brown represents around half the crop, picked 18 September to 9 October and then matured in 60% new oak. It has a slightly more extravagant bouquet than its peers, more expressive with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit mingling with cedar and cigar humidor scents. The palate is very cohesive with sappy red fruit, beautifully judged acidity and a harmonious, fulfilling dark chocolate-tinged finish that lingers wonderfully. What an exquisite, well-crafted Margaux with oodles and oodles of charm.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £223.50
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.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £213.50

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