Château Cantenac-Brown Margaux 2010

$89.99
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SKU 01781

750ml

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Classified as a Third Growth in 1855, Cantenac Brown is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc on a 100 acre gravelly vineyard. Parker raves that the estate has produced 3 back-to-back top flight wines in 2008, 2009 and 2010, with 2010 potentially even more impressive than the stellar 2009.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Château Cantenac-Brown
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastOne of the finest wines to come from Cantenac Brown for many years, this is powerful and dense, dominated by Cabernet Franc tannins and fruits. The structure has a smooth, polished character that locates it firmly in Margaux, giving elegance and discreet fruitiness. Age this fine wine for many years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • wa94+

Wine AdvocateThe greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted, the 2010 is one for the ages. Dense purple, with an extraordinary nose of sweet forest floor, blackberry jam, pen ink and graphite, this wine soars from the glass, giving it an aromatic dimension and intensity I have never seen from this estate. The tannins are present, as they are in most Cantenac Browns, but the wine's sweetness, broad, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, dense, purple color and spectacular length (close to a minute) make this a giant classic and a fabulous sleeper of the vintage that still remains under-priced, considering how great its potential may be. This is a wine for those with cold cellars and youthful DNA. It is going to need at least a decade of cellaring and should last for 20-40 years. A classic!

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorVery fresh, with a bold display of dark blueberry, loganberry and plum fruit aromas and flavors that push ahead, followed by singed spice, black licorice and toasty vanilla bean notes. Displays a polished feel on the finish, kept honest by a buried charcoal accent. Shows plenty of length for the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2028.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013