Chateau Cantenac-Brown 3eme Cru Classe 2010 (WA94)

A 3ème Cru Classé – with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot. The Average age of the vines is 35 year old. Vine Density 8,500-to-10,000 vines/ha. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 to 15 months in French oak barrels.

The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) – Rated 94 Points
“The greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted, the 2010 is one for the ages. Dense purple, with an extraordinary nose of sweet forest floor, blackberry jam, pen ink and graphite, this wine soars from the glass, giving it an aromatic dimension and intensity I have never seen from this estate. The tannins are present, as they are in most Cantenac Browns, but the wine’s sweetness, broad, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, dense, purple color and spectacular length (close to a minute) make this a giant classic and a fabulous sleeper of the vintage that still remains under-priced, considering how great its potential may be. This is a wine for those with cold cellars and youthful DNA. It is going to need at least a decade of cellaring and should last for 20-40 years. A classic! ” Tasted March 2013. The wines will enjoy “astonishing longevity” on the back of high alcohol, fresh acids, lower pHs and huge tannins.

James Suckling – Rated 94 Points
“A wine with firm tannins that are polished and reserved yet there’s an underlying richness of fruit. Plums, blueberries and citrus character. Some tar too. Juicy and delicious to taste. Try in 2016.”(Cork Closure)