Laguna Cellar featuring BriO de Cantenac Brown, Bordeaux
Laguna Cellar featuring BriO de Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Bordeaux

BriO de Cantenac Brown 2012

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• Domaine: Château Cantenac Brown
• Appellation (AOC) : Margaux
• Classification: Second Wine, Third Growth, 3ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

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

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