Original
70 Ratings
BriO de Cantenac Brown Margaux

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

For those who like an affable style of wine that is easy to drink, this offers generous amounts of soft, easygoing blackcurrant fruit, medium body and a soft finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage)