2016 Chateau Cantenac Brown, Brio | Friarwood Fine Wines

2016 Chateau Cantenac Brown, Brio

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alchohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Margaux
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ABOUT THE WINE
Purchased by the Scottish painter, John Lewis Brown, at the beginning of the 19th Century, who added his name to the estate, and designed the Tudor-style mansion that graces the property today. A series of owners followed, and the estate suffered from a lack of investment, until 1989, when it was acquired by AXA Millésimes. Over the subsequent decade they worked tirelessly to improve the estate, and in 2006 the sold a greatly improved Cantenac-Brown to the Simon-Halabi family. Under this ownership the estate saw its three greatest vintages – 2009, 2010 and 2015 – before being sold once again in 2019.

TASTING NOTES
A blend of 49% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 11% Cabernet Franc, with a year in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new and 75% of them one-year-old barrels. The 2016 vintage captures the essence of a balanced vintage with enough flavour intensity while preserving the charming perfumed violet and rose notes. A full, velvety structure gives way to a long dark plum finish. A very precise and enjoyable Margaux that over-delivers for its value.

FOOD PAIRING
Roast quail with celeriac remoulade and pan-dried Jerusalem artichokes

FRIARWOOD SAYS
51% of the harvest was declassified for the second wine in 2016, with grapes that would usually be reserved for the Grand Vin adding to the depth and complexity of the Brio; this will be drinking well from 2021, and will continue to develop for a further decade.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

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Delivery costs:

  • Order Value below £150 is £10.
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All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 12PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.

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