2006 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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DC 93 WS 91 JL 90
DC 93

Decanter, March 2021

Subdued on opening, but with 30 minutes in a carafe it spills out rich pencil lead and liquorice notes, with blackberry fruits and smoky vanilla spice. Classic Margaux 2006, with fairly high acidity that emphasises a...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, April 2007

Impressive blackberry and mineral aromas. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little hollow but I like it. -J.S.
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2016

Forest floor and tobacco coupled with blackberries are found in the nose. The wine is fresh, medium/full bodied and finishes with a crisp cassis note, coupled with an herbal streak. The wine was made from a blend of 75%...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2006
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13%

This exquisite 2006 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend from the Margaux region of France is a true gem in the world of wines. With its deep, rich red color, this wine immediately captures the eye and hints at the complexity that lies within.

On the nose, this wine is initially subdued, but with a little patience and a good decanting, it reveals a symphony of aromas. Notes of pencil lead and liquorice intertwine with luscious blackberry fruits and smoky vanilla spice. The bouquet is both elegant and powerful, showcasing the classic Margaux style.

Upon tasting, the Cantenac Brown 2006 impresses with its well-balanced structure. The acidity is fairly high, which adds a refreshing floral character to the wine. Refined tannins provide a velvety texture that lingers on the palate. As the wine opens up, it evolves into an older wine, displaying the depth and maturity that can only come with time.

The 2006 vintage at Cantenac Brown was a unique one, as they produced only 30% of the first wine. This reflects a new regime of greater precision in harvesting and sorting, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality. The use of 60% new oak during the aging process further adds complexity and depth to the final product.

Renowned wine critic Decanter awarded this wine an impressive score of 93, praising its evolution and refined characteristics. Mike Supple of JJ Buckley also gave it a score of 92, highlighting its complexity and depth. Wine Spectator awarded it 91 points, noting its impressive blackberry and mineral aromas. Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com gave it a score of 90, describing its forest floor, tobacco, and blackberry notes.

This 2006 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend is a wine that will captivate and delight any wine enthusiast. It is a fine example of the exceptional wines produced in the Margaux region of Bordeaux, showcasing the artistry and skill of the Cantenac Brown winery. Enjoy it now or cellar it for further development and evolution.