"Flowers, truffle, espresso, tobacco and dark, red fruits are all over the place. Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, round and with layers of fruit and energy, the wine is deep, filled with juice and vivacious. The blend was made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot."
95 Pts - the Wine Cellar Insider.
The Chateau for Cantenac Brown is unique in the Bordeaux wine appellation. It is perhaps the only Bordeaux chateau designed in the style of a traditional, Tudor mansion in the entire region!
At the start of the 19th century, the well-known Scottish, animal painter, John Lewis Brown purchased the estate. It was John Lewis Brown that drew up the plans and designed the chateau in the Tudor style. As was the tradition in the Medoc at the time, he renamed the property Chateau Cantenac Brown.
The 57 hectares Left Bank vineyard of Cantenac Brown is planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. With parcels located in different parts of the appellation, the terroir is gravel, sand, and limestone soils. Their closest neighbor, as their name suggests is Chateau Brane Cantenac which is just down the small paved road.
To produce the wine of Cantenac Brown, the wine is vinified in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in a combination of French oak barrels and vats. The wine of Cantenac Brown is then aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for 12 to 15 months, depending on the vintage.
On average, Chateau Cantenac Brown produces 11,000 cases of Bordeaux wine per year.