2010 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • NM 93

Reviews for 2010 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: One of the finest Cantenac Browns made in the last half century the 2010 may be even more impressive than the 2009. Sweet fat notes of blackberries forest floor and earth emerge from this inky/purple-colored beauty... 2010: One of the finest Cantenac Browns made in the last half century the 2010 may be even more impressive than the 2009. Sweet fat notes of blackberries forest floor and earth emerge from this inky/purple-colored beauty. The tannins are slightly more serious and elevated than in the 2009 but the big bold full-bodied 2010 represents a remarkable turn around for this estate which has now produced three straight top-flight vintages. It should drink well for 25-35 years.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Very focused with a taut beam of red currant and crushed damson plum fruit backed by very fine-grained supple tannins. A twinge of iron weaves through the increasingly fleshy finish. This has power but also lots of... Very focused with a taut beam of red currant and crushed damson plum fruit backed by very fine-grained supple tannins. A twinge of iron weaves through the increasingly fleshy finish. This has power but also lots of finesse. -J.M.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot the Cantenac Brown has a ripe showy nose with succulent blackberry cassis and plum fruit a world away from du Tertre's more conservative style (tasted just before.) The... A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Merlot the Cantenac Brown has a ripe showy nose with succulent blackberry cassis and plum fruit a world away from du Tertre's more conservative style (tasted just before.) The palate is very appealing with silky smooth tannins a lot of vanillary new oak to seduce primeur but very composed with sufficient fruit on the finish to support it. This is a seductive Cantenac Brown very Margaux in style floral and feminine. I cannot remember this estate producing such a fine Margaux.
JJB 95
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc planted on mostly gravel soils. Aged in 50% new oak. The gorgeous nose displays green olive tapenade along with boysenberry kirsch and charcoal. Red fruit on the... 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc planted on mostly gravel soils. Aged in 50% new oak. The gorgeous nose displays green olive tapenade along with boysenberry kirsch and charcoal. Red fruit on the palate hints at framboise and this full-throttle and well-structured effort still shows nice freshness and purity. Most of all it has terrific integration of tannins - almost drinkable right now. Yet this is an age-worthy medium-bodied to full-bodied effort that will drink well for two plus decades.