2019 Château Cantenac Brown, Cru Classé Margaux

An estate that’s on the rise, Cantenac Brown is worth a good look in 2019, particularly at an outstanding price. Delicate, floral, Margaux character on the nose, and juicy berry fruit on the palate. This is very very good.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£40.18
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£241.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Cantenac Brown, Cru Classé Margaux

TASTING NOTES

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.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(94—96)/100