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2005 Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux
4 Ratings
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4 Ratings
2005 Chateau Cantenac Brown Margaux

Wine Description

The turning point vintage, blended by the new owners. This exceptional vintage has much complexity. The Grand Vin is the blend of 50% of the crop. The long and sunny harvest has been stopped several times in order to leave each grapesort reach its perfect maturity and led to the creation of a complex, balanced wine, typical of the great Margaux. The elegance of the wine is also shown by its new label, which inspiration came from the records of the property: easier to read, more clearness to brin...

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The turning point vintage, blended by the new owners. This exceptional vintage has much complexity. The Grand Vin is the blend of 50% of the crop. The long and sunny harvest has been stopped several times in order to leave each grapesort reach its perfect maturity and led to the creation of a complex, balanced wine, typical of the great Margaux. The elegance of the wine is also shown by its new label, which inspiration came from the records of the property: easier to read, more clearness to brin...

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    jkushner

    Deep ruby color with some rim variation. Complex and enticing nose of blackberries, concentrated cherries, cassis, meat drippings, and chocolate. Flavors of the same with coffee grounds and mild old. Long, lingering finish with medium-low tannins, medium acids, low alcohol. Ready to drink now but could cellar for an additional 5 years. Paired perfectly with red meat. Benefits from short decanting.

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    4 bottles

    over 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    3-4*

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Like its immediate neighbor reviewed directly above, this wine from the western edge of the commune has come equally blunt and even drier than its mate. Its fruit has almost no "Margaux" center, and its tannic edges are far too grippy and gritty for the little vitality that accompanies it hard edges.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Good ruby-red. Blackberry, cassis and a dusty note on the nose. Sweet on entry, then quite firm in the middle, with black fruit, licorice and menthol flavors currently dominated by firm acidity, an element of fruity pepper and solid tannins. Not an easy style, but there's good intensity here.
  • Wine.com
    Shows blackberry, treacle tart and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, with wonderful vanilla, berry and milk chocolate character, followed by a long finish. Needs time to develop. Best after 2010. -Wine Spectator
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 90.3 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 13 notes)
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
  • Robert Parker