2011 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 91
  • WS 91
  • NM 91

Reviews for 2011 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Full body with plums and currants and hints of sandalwood. Ripe tannins. Bright acidity. Focused.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Good pure caressing style with a direct beam of cassis lilac and toasted spice that stays rounded through the medium-weight finish where a hint of loam peeks in. -J.M.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Cantenac Brown tasted three times is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot cropped between 13th and 29th September finishing with the former. The nose is crisp and focused not complex but demonstrating... The Cantenac Brown tasted three times is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot cropped between 13th and 29th September finishing with the former. The nose is crisp and focused not complex but demonstrating nicely integrated oak and fine minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fins acidity. This is elegant harmonious and a damn fine Margaux for the vintage that will offer medium-term drinking.
JJB 90
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. Vines are planted on 54 hectares of gravel soils with a planting density of about 8500 vines per hectare. Dense opaque core with a crimson rim. This is a step up in... 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. Vines are planted on 54 hectares of gravel soils with a planting density of about 8500 vines per hectare. Dense opaque core with a crimson rim. This is a step up in aromatic complexity with an interesting array of black fruit on the nose including blackberry and super ripe black currant backed up with a touch of vanilla and subtle oak. Soft and elegant on the mid-palate with black fruit throughout. I like the finesse and balance here. Should benefit from at least a couple of years in bottle and then develop over the following 15 years.