2006 Chateau Cantenac Brown (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2006

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Sub-Region

    Margaux

  • Grape

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlot

  • Farming Method

    Conventional Learn More

  • ABV

  • Food Pairing

    Aged CheeseBeefLamb

Château Cantenac Brown is a 1855 classified third growth, located in Cantenac within the most prestigious Médoc appellation, Margaux.  The vineyard was founded over 200 years ago by a Scotsman, John Lewis Brown. This visionary figure selected the best parcels of land: his hard work and high standards were rewarded in 1855 when the Bordeaux Classification ranked Cantenac Brown among the most esteemed wineyards.

John Lewis Brown held a deep-seated respect for group and family values. Team spirit ran strong in the veins of this Scotsman who belonged to Clan Broun of Colstoun, whose motto is “Floreat Majestas” (“Let majesty flourish”).  His grandson, a famous naturalist painter, spent his childhood at the Château and was inspired by these lands, which he depicted and shared with his friends Degas, Manet, Pissaro and Toulouse-Lautrec. As an incorrigible socialite, he made Cantenac Brown an artistic landmark, at the forefront of impressionism.  A spectacular testimony to its Scottish ancestry: the estate’s emblematic Tudor-style château makes it the most remarkable property in the Médoc region. 

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.  From his childhood on an island in the Gironde estuary, José Sanfins has inherited a profound sense of the value of working the land and respect for nature. He puts his heart and soul into pursuing excellence for the estate.

Tasting Notes

The color is still fresh, deep and well concentrated. Aromas are slightly oaked and smoky with a hint of vanilla.  Then comes the fruit; aromas of blackberry, strawberry and cherry. The wine is very complex and layered, continuing to open up in the glass.  The attack is dense with fine grained tannins.  This is unequivocally one of the great achievements of an arguably challenging vintage.  This wine is drinking well now and has the structure to age a few years more.  What a treat to enjoy a mature wine! 

Method

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot.  The wine spends 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new oak barrels, 40% one-year-old oak barrels.  

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$145.00

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