BriO de Cantenac Brown 2012
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BriO de Cantenac Brown 2012

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• Domaine: Château Cantenac Brown
• A.O.C.: Margaux
• Classification: Third Growth, 3ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Second wine of Château Cantenac Brown.

Tasting Notes of Château Cantenac Brown 2012

"The 2012 Cantenac Brown, one of the most impressive Margaux I tasted, is the complete package – from the initial attack to the layered, rich finish. Dense ruby/purple-hued with notes of licorice, mulberries, black currants, asphalt and spring flowers, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich effort does not reveal an excess of rusticity or astringency. It should drink well for 10-15 years.

This under-the-radar chateau never receives much attention even though it is the beneficiary of a new, conscientious proprietor." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (4/24/2013, Issue 206), Ratings: 90-93, Drink: 2013-2028

Effective October 18, 2019, the US Trade Representative's Office imposed a new 25% value-added tax (i.e., import tariffs) on a wide range of European products (including French wine, Italian cheese and single malt Scotch whisky) to penalize EU subsidies for Airbus.  EU has made counter-claims agains the US subsidies for Boeing.  A ruling by WTO on EU's counter-claims is expected in the spring of 2020.

Our current prices are shown before taxes and tariffs. Any Futures (En Primeur) and Pre-Arrival order may be subject to the collection of additional tariffs. Tariffs will be based on the date of importation and the US tariffs in place at the time.  Current rules exempt wines with alcohol content above 14.5% from the newly imposed 25% tariffs. We will offer free storage in our professional wine cellar in Bordeaux in the event of any delay in importation caused by the uncertainties created by tariffs.


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