Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux Troisieme Cru – 2009

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France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Margaux


Chateau Cantenac Brown




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau Cantenac Brown


Chateau Cantenac Brown






Troisieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


WO score


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Tasting notes

Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2020-2045
Author: Neal Martin

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2019-2049

Tasted twice in Bordeaux, I must say that whatever was shown to me in cask certainly did not appear to be performing as well from bottle. It could be just that the wine has closed down, but I had thought this was an extraordinary wine and one of the big time sleepers of the vintage. The tannins have taken hold, and although the wine is still outstanding, any hopes of achieving...

...a mid-90 point score, as I had hoped, seem highly questionable. Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, blackberries and forest floor, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, excruciatingly tannic and closed, and that may be why it's not showing as well as I predicted. Certainly, this was the biggest discrepancy between barrel and bottle that I saw in the vintage, but the wine is still outstanding, just not profound. It will be interesting to revisit this wine in a number of years. Forget it for 7-8 years and drink it over the following 30.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2010-2040

The greatest Cantenac Brown I have ever tasted, this monumental effort possesses enormous concentration, with loads of black and blue fruits intermixed with damp earth and forest floor. I have never seen a Cantenac Brown so seamless, so powerful, yet at the same time, so elegant and densely complex. They have certainly done something here that has not been accomplished over...

...the last three decades I have been tasting this estate's wines. Opaque purple in color and full-bodied, this big-time sleeper of the vintage merits serious attention for the first time in my professional career. Kudos to the new ownership and team at Cantenac Brown. This wine should evolve over a 30-year period. (Tasted two times.)
Tasted: 13/02/2019
Drink: 2022-2032

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Area under vines: 48 hectares
Soils: Gravel
Average age of the vines: 35 years
Planting density: 8500 to 10000 vines/ha
Production: 11 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 12 to 15 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
  • Merlot 30%
  • Cabernet Franc 5%

Second wine: BriO de Cantenac Brown

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Chateau Cantenac Brown


Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Gironde, France

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Chateau Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Gironde, France
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