(2010 Vintage) The blend between Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is different for each vintage but the Merlot percentage is usually more important than the one in the Château Cantenac Brown. The 12 months-long ageing in 20% to 25% new oak barrels is traditional; we rack it every 3 months. Before the bottling, we do the fining with egg whites. It is on purpose if the bottles of BriO are different from the ones of Cantenac Brown: we want BriO to become a brand on its own, and it’s true that we talk much more about “BriO” than about “BriO de Cantenac Brown”. We want BriO to be a wine you drink before, during and after a meal; just for your pleasure.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and fresh herbs. Moderately dense and juicy, with menthol and herbal nuances giving the black fruit flavors a slightly weedy aspect. But this rather firm-edged wine shows good intensity. Finishes with dusty, slightly dry tannins.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage)