Cantenac Brown 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Cantenac Brown
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: 32% Merlot,68% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classification: Production: 9583 cases
Alcohol: 13.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=95. JS=95 This has subtle aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries with hints of just-picked violets, light vanilla, licorice and crushed stones. Forest-floor notes, too. Medium to full body, layers of firm tannins and a velvety mouth feel. Delicious crushed berries on the palate. Compact with a firm finish. Better from 2026.
WA=94+ The 2019 Cantenac Brown is a brilliant wine from José Sanfins and his team. Unwinding in the glass with deep aromas of wild berries, licorice, loamy soil, burning embers and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and layered, with terrific concentration, beautifully refined tannins and a seamless, elegant profile. Given its quality, this remains somewhat under the radar and is well worth a special effort to seek out.
WS=93 Shows the hallmarks of the vintage, with steeped plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit paste flavours that are broad and lush, while singed wood, violet and anise notes filter in. Features underlying freshness, with finely beaded acidity providing support. A step ahead. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2035.