2016 Chateau Cantenac Brown, Brio

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
12 months in French oak, 25% new. Excellent balance, with fresh floral characters underlined by earth and delicate red fruit aromas. The palate is relatively delicate for the vintage, and very drinkable, with truffle, cassis and dark chocolate complexity.

FOOD PAIRING
An excellent choice for pork or beef dishes, as the relative delicacy of the wine will allow lighter flavours in the dish to express themselves.

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.
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