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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    From 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Leg of Lamb with Merlot Marinade

The Story

After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels (made of split oak staves form the forests of Central France) 50% to 70% of the barrels are new and 50% to 30% are one-year old.

Air slowly penetrates through the pores in the wood and gently oxidizes the wine. The oak contributes to the elegance of its tannins. At the same time, the restricted volume of the barrel facilitates the precipitation of the lees over the months.During this ageing process the wine is finely racked, thus separating the clear wine from the lees.

Each racking process is carried out from barrel to barrel and clarity is checked by holding a glass of the wine before a candle. Two cellar workers are responsible for this job throughout the year. When one racking cycle has been completed, it is time to start the next one.

Once aged, the wine is returned to the vats to prepare for bottling. At this point, and to ensure that all bottles are perfectly identical, another assembling operation is carried out: The wine from the new barrels and the wine from the one-year old barrels have aged differently.

The following fining process uses egg whites to clarify and stabilize the wine and any particles precipitate to form a deposit, preventing the sediment being transferred to the bottle.

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Tasted in April and October 2015, similar TNs. Potent wine with strong backbone, well-packed with perfectly ripe fruit and tannin, well-balanced, silky with great acidity and length. Excellent effort. Best vintage imho in tthe last 30 years.

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Chateau Cantenac Brown: The sample was a bit sleeping and subtle. Quite integrated red and black fruit, medium bodied with quite ripe tannin. A long live wine that needs time to open up. 92-94
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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Dark berry fruit and hints of roasting aroma, dark chocolate and discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity, good length, full-bodied character but still on the elegant side.
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Origin

margaux, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Cantenac-Brown 2015  ( Château Cantenac-Brown )

Tasted in April and October 2015, similar TNs. Potent wine with strong backbone, well-packed with perfectly ripe fruit and tannin, well-balanced, silky with great acidity and length. Excellent effort. Best vintage imho in tthe last 30 years.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Cantenac-Brown 2015  ( Château Cantenac-Brown )

"Deep colour. Intense liquorice, dark berry, cassis aromas with mocha oak notes. Rich and buoyant, almost creamy in texture with rich dark fruits, supple sweet tannins and inky length. Impressive wine. 94 points"

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Cantenac-Brown 2015  ( Château Cantenac-Brown )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Dark berry fruit and hints of roasting aroma, dark chocolate and discreet spiciness. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, fine acidity, good length, full-bodied character but still on the elegant side. "

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