2012 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 94 DC 93 WS 93 JS 92 JL 92 VN 91
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(92–94 points) Barrel sample. A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it's a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste. ROGER VOSS
DC 93

Decanter, November 2018

Still austere at this point, it is certainly serious for a 2012. It's extremely young, silky and polished, opening beautifully in the glass to reveal rich chocolate, gourmet damson and cocoa-dusted edges. An impressive...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2015

This offers beguiling aromas of bergamot, roasted sandalwood and black tea, before giving way to a core of plum, blackberry and raspberry reduction notes. Best from 2017 through 2025. — J.M.
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

This is very intense for the vintage in the Médoc with blueberry, mineral and blackcurrant character. Full and chewy. Needs two or three years to soften but already there.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2015

Earthy, tobacco, fresh, bright, crisp, cassis and dark cocoa, with a tannic, energetic, smooth finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Chateau%20Cantenac%20Brown
VN 91

Vinous, October 2022

The 2012 Cantenac Brown is a vintage that, oddly, I have never tasted in bottle, only in barrel. It is open-knit on the nose with blackberry, wild hedgerow, loam and light minty aromas, although it does not possess the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2012 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend, a true gem from the renowned region of Margaux in Bordeaux, France. This captivating red wine embodies the essence of elegance and sophistication, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the esteemed Cantenac Brown winery.

With its deep, garnet hue, this wine is a visual delight, inviting you to indulge in its complex aromas. The bouquet unfolds with beguiling notes of bergamot, roasted sandalwood, and black tea, creating an alluring sensory experience. As you delve deeper, a core of plum, blackberry, and raspberry reduction emerges, adding layers of depth and richness to the aromatic profile.

The palate of the 2012 Cantenac Brown is a testament to the wine's impeccable quality. Full-bodied and chewy, it exhibits an intensity rarely seen in wines of this vintage. The flavors of blueberry, mineral, and blackcurrant dance on the tongue, harmoniously intertwining to create a symphony of taste sensations. The firm structure of this wine provides a solid backbone, ensuring its longevity and potential for further development.

Noteworthy wine critics have recognized the exceptional qualities of this Bordeaux Blend. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive score of 93 points, praising its captivating aromas and recommending it for optimal enjoyment between 2017 and 2025. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, awarded it a score of 92, acknowledging its intensity and predicting its softening over the next few years.

The 2012 Cantenac Brown has also received accolades from Wine Enthusiast, which awarded it a score of 94 points, highlighting its great fruit, firm structure, and delicious juicy aftertaste. Decanter, in their review, commends its soft raspberry, blackberry, and cassis fruits, noting its balance and potential for further development. Lastly, Vinous praises its open-knit nose with blackberry, wild hedgerow, and loam aromas, affirming its commendable, classically-styled Margaux character.

Indulge in this extraordinary wine, and savor every sip as it unveils its intricacies. With a closure of cork, this red wine boasts an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, ensuring a well-rounded and balanced drinking experience. The 2012 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend is a testament to the richness and complexity that can be achieved in a red wine, making it a must-have for any discerning wine connoisseur.