Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château Cantenac Brown, MARGAUX, 3ème Grand Cru Classé
$82.80 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2021 Cantenac Brown is another fine effort from a Margaux estate that's been on something of a roll of late. Unwinding in the glass with notions of cassis, wild berries, loamy soil and cigar box, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with good concentration, lively acids and a nicely defined finish. José Sanfins and his team opted to wait to pick the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon between the fourth and 12th of October, and that appears to have paid off. The blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, and just over half the estate's production went into the grand vin. 92-94 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.