Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Margaux, Bordeaux, France
The highly anticipated 2017 vintage of Château Cantenac Brown showcases all the great care and attention given by the technical team, from the vineyard to the cellar, to produce this delicate and exceptional vintage. The climatic hazards and devastating frost that hit the Bordeaux region at the end of April affected the Margaux area, fortunately sparing the majority of the Château Cantenac Brown vineyard.
The 2017 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot with just over half aged in new oak barrels and the rest aged in one-year-old barrels. Very dark opaque purple colour with notes of compact dark fruit and violets. Suave and elegant on the palate with silky tannins finishing with a bright, fresh style.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cantenac Brown leaps from the glass with exuberant 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. 90-92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown 27/04/2018, The Wine Advocate
This is a very pretty cabernet sauvignon with currants, raspberries and blueberries. Bright and vivid. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. 93 points, James Suckling, April 2018
Decant and filter carefully to remove sediment and leave for 2-3 hours. Serve at 16-17 degrees.
Drinking window 2024 - 2040.