2021 Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JL 94 VN 94 DC 93 JS 93 JA 93 WA 93
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

Flowers, espresso, cigar box, black and red currants and cherry scents pop in the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh creamy and loaded with with sweet, ripe, spicy, savory red fruits, silky tannins and a supple...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Cantenac Brown is superb. Rich and flashy, with tons of persistence, the 2021 is a wine of notable depth. Black cherry, plum, spice, new leather and mocha are all amplified. Readers will find a Cantenac Brown...
DC 93

Decanter, April 2022

Perfumed black cherries and raspberries on the nose. Lovely sculpting, you get waves of juicy, bright, red summer berries and just-ripe red cherries with creamy, chalky edges. Tannins are present and linger on the tongue...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, December 2023

Dark chocolate, hazelnuts, tea leaves, herbs and dark berry fruit on the nose. It’s precise and focused, with tight, firm tannins that provide an elegant but solid structure. Sleek and long. 73% cabernet sauvignon and 27%...
JA 93

janeanson.com, December 2023

Has settled in over ageing, showcasing the sculpted savoury Cabernet of the year, finessed and savoury but with edges of gourmet cloves, black tea, and bitter chocolate, good quality, has lift and appellation signature...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 Cantenac Brown has turned out very nicely in bottle, wafting from the glass with notes of dark berries and cherries mingled with hints of menthol, licorice and violets. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and seamless...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Cantenac Brown is a delightful Bordeaux Blend hailing from the prestigious Margaux region in Bordeaux, France. This wine showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that Cantenac Brown is known for, and it has received high praise from esteemed wine critics.

In the glass, the Cantenac Brown reveals a rich and deep ruby red color with alluring violet edges, captivating the eye with its beauty and depth. On the nose, this wine tantalizes the senses with an array of aromas. Notes of black currants, cassis, and wild berries dance gracefully with hints of loamy soil and cigar box, creating a complex and enticing bouquet.

On the palate, the Cantenac Brown is medium to full-bodied, displaying a seamless and layered structure. The concentration is admirable, and the lively acidity brings vibrancy to every sip. The finish is nicely defined, leaving a lasting impression. This wine showcases the careful selection and meticulous winemaking techniques employed by José Sanfins and his talented team at Cantenac Brown.

The blend for the 2021 vintage consists of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot. The decision to wait and pick the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes between the fourth and 12th of October has undoubtedly paid off, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality. Over half of the estate's production went into the grand vin, demonstrating the commitment to excellence.

Wine critics have been effusive in their praise for the 2021 Cantenac Brown. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, describing it as a "fine effort" with good concentration and a nicely defined finish. Jane Anson from janeanson.com bestowed a score of 93 points, highlighting the wine's excellent quality and finesse. Other critics, such as Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com, Decanter, James Suckling, and Vinous, all praised the wine for its character, balance, and potential for aging.

To fully appreciate the Cantenac Brown's complexity and elegance, it is recommended to cellar it for a few years. However, if you cannot resist the temptation, it can be enjoyed now with decanting. This wine pairs beautifully with hearty dishes such as roasted lamb or beef, as well as with hard cheeses.

In conclusion, the 2021 Cantenac Brown is a remarkable wine that exemplifies the excellence of the Margaux region. With its captivating aromas, seamless structure, and impressive reviews from critics, this wine is a true gem that will undoubtedly delight wine enthusiasts for years to come.