2015 is a vintage that is at once fresh and full, having seen ideal weather conditions. The wines of Cantenac-Brown are aromatically expressive, with present but delicate tannins. The colour of this year's vintage is intense and deep. The nose of this classic Margaux is of pure ripe fruit notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with a juicy texture. The tannins are rich and velvety. This is without a doubt a great vintage.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Cantenac Brown follows their excellent 2014 with another great Margaux. Here, a nuanced nose that does not come racing from the blocks, but keep your nose in the glass and it reveals detailed blackberry, cranberry and strawberry aromas that are neatly embroidered with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite tensile tannin. There is breeding interwoven into this Margaux, palpable sophistication, and it finishes with panache, fanning out with lightly spiced red and black fruit. It is not the most ostentatious Margaux in what is a fecund season for the appéllation, but I suspect it will surprise a few wine-lovers as its ages.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN 33460 MARGAUX FRANCE|
|Classification||3e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Cantenac Brown|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16.5-
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 91-94
- Country : France
- Decanter : 90
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc