HDH Wine

2009 Château Cantenac Brown

Margaux, 3me cru classé

$75.00 per Bottle


14 Bottles




"Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, flowers, and hints of vanilla bean. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Fresh and minerally. Best in 2018." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2012)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018

"The 2009 Cantenac Brown repeats the solid showing six years ago. It has a clean and precise, very focused bouquet with intense blackberry and bilberry fruit, hints of sandalwood and mint emerging with time. This is very elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, taut and linear with real precision and grace towards the finish. Lovely touches of Asian spice linger on the aftertaste. What a superb Margaux. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2045

"This is perfumy and very pure, with lovely lilac and blackberry aromas followed by plum, cassis and black cherry fruit. The supple finish is caressed with toast that leaves a lingering, perfumy feel. Best from 2013 through 2023. 8,915 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2013-2023

"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's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/01/2012)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2019-2049

"Tasted blind. Dark glowing crimson. Sweet and round start and then correct and just drying a little bit on the end of the palate. Desperately needs food." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2022-2032

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