2012 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

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

Decanter, April 2020

First bottle of this was corked (these were my bottles stored at home, so can't say if this would be true for château storage). A second bottle was much better, more earthy and rich than the 2011 but less exciting right...
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