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Chateau Cantenac-Brown 2009 | Margaux, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

 

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.Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 90 Drink: 2019 - 2049

PRODUCTEUR: Château Cantenac-Brown
APPELLATION: Margaux
CRU: 3ème Cru Classé
COULEUR: Rouge
FLACONNAGE: 75 cl
REGION: Bordeaux
FICHE TECHNIQUE Superficie du vignoble : 48 hectares sur sol de graves
Encépagement :
65% Cabernet Sauvignon,
30% Merlot,
5% Cabernet Franc
Âge moyen des vignes : 35 ans
Densité de plantation : 8500 à 10 000 pieds / ha
Vignoble conduit en Lutte Raisonnée (Qualifié)
Rendement : 45 hl / ha
Taille : Guyot double
Effeuillage, échardage, vendanges vertes
Vendanges manuelles avec deux tris successifs
Vinification en cuves inox thermorégulées
Durée de macération : 15 à 25 jours
Fermentation malolactique : en barriques et en cuves
Élevage en barriques de chêne : 12 à 15 mois
Âge des barriques : 50% à 70% neuves, 50% à 30% d’un an
Soutirage tous les 3 mois
Collage au blanc d’œuf
Mise en bouteille au Château
Production : 11 000 caisses

Chateau Cantenac-Brown 2009 | Margaux, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

Chateau Cantenac-Brown
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