HDH Wine

2016 Château Cantenac Brown

Margaux, 3me cru classé

$59.00 per Bottle


10 Bottles




"This has a very delicious and attractive nose offering ample dark berries and plums with cocoa and freshly cut bracken. The palate has a smooth, fan-like array of fine but sturdy tannins that carry very fresh and upbeat into the finish. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2023

"Quite dark in profile, with steeped boysenberry, raspberry and blackberry compote flavors forming a core that is coiled up with bramble, singed mesquite and anise notes. Lots of juicy energy through the finish, with a mouthwatering streak of graphite. Rock-solid. Best from 2023 through 2037. 9,333 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2023-2037

"The 2016 Cantenac Brown has an intense bouquet of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, pencil lead and sous-bois. There is gutsiness to these aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and a rounded texture. A little heavier than the Brane-Cantenac, displaying fine structure and persistency on the finish. Do not ignore this." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 08/11/2020)

Rating: 93

"The 2016 Cantenac Brown is a super-concentrated, potent Margaux. Raspberry jam, mocha, licorice, plum, new oak and spice are all lavishly rendered. Broad and sweeping on the palate, with tremendous richness and resonance, Cantenac Brown is one of the bigger, more overt Margauxs of the vintage. Readers should expect a big, ripe wine. In several tastings, the 2016 has come across as a bit over the top, at least for my personal taste. Technical Director Jose Sanfins gave the 2016 16 months in oak, 60% new." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2024-2041

"Deep crimson. Both ripe and dusty at the same time. Super-ripe black fruit, rounded tannins, but a bit flat on the chewy finish." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2024-2036

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