Château Cantenac Brown 2022 Margaux 3e Grand Cru Classé
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• Onder leiding van directeur José Sanfins steeg de kwaliteit met de jaren aanzienlijk
• Nieuwe wijngaarden incl. oude stokken cabernet sauvignon dragen sterk bij aan het succes
• 'This is another superb Margaux from an estate in the ascendant' (Neal Martin)
- SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
- DruivenrasMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Land & RegioFrankrijk, Bordeaux, Margaux
- 100% proefgarantie
- Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
- Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
- Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
'From head to toe, a delicate Margaux - by the book'
De verbeteringen die hij door de jaren heen doorvoerde hebben vooral betrekking op de wijngaarden. Zonder goede druiven geen goede wijn. Er werd op grote schaal herplant (de juiste druivenrassen op het juiste terroir) en er werden 22 ha wijngaarden toegevoegd waaronder percelen waarop men oude stokken cabernet sauvignon aantreft. Het waren juist die oude stokken die een belangrijke troefkaart in het hete en droge oogstjaar 2022 vormden, omdat hun goed ontwikkelde, lange wortels met gemak tot de dieper gelegen bodem reserves reiken.
Het effect van verbeteringen in de wijngaard laat zich veelal pas na jaren en jaren zien en vergen dus behoorlijk wat geduld. Nu wordt ons geduld beloond en zijn we getuige van een geweldig mooie Cantenac-Brown 2022 die gefêteerd wordt door alle belangrijke critici. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: ‘The finest wine that José Sanfins has produced to date.’ (94-96/100). Neal Martin (Vinous): ‘This is another superb Margaux’ (ook 94-96/100).
|Blend||69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot|
|Druivenras||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Smaakprofiel||Complex, krachtig & vol|
|Op dronk vanaf||2030|
|Op dronk tot||2065|
Juicy and lively, cool and crisp with concentrated but cool tannins that give the structure and density. It's massy, full, upfront, but retains a charm in that nothing is harsh or austere or too spiced. It's full but there's something very captivating about this, has excitement and vibrancy and will be totally delicious and moreish when the time is right. Lovely acidity, beautiful red fruits, crisp and tense yet layered and ripe, mineral too. Gives you the emotion! Harvest 7-27 September. Ageing in French oak, 60% new, 40% one year old.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
A few years ago, this estate purchased 22 additional hectares in the heart of the plateau of Margaux, including old vine Cabernet Sauvignon that is now making an appreciable contribution to the blend, and that helps to explain why the 2022 Cantenac Brown is so good. Unwinding in the glass with notes of dark berries, plums, charcoal, pencil shavings and violets, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and elegantly muscular, with a layered core, refined tannins and a penetrating finish. The finest wine that José Sanfins has produced to date, the 2022 only improved during the several weeks I spent in Bordeaux. It's a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot.
Neal Martin (Vinous)
The 2022 Cantenac Brown has an elegant nose, showing pure black cherry, wild strawberry, blackcurrant pastilles and cedar aromas. I appreciate the mineralité here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple but firm tannins, nicely structured. There's a crescendo of fruit toward the mineral-driven finish. Cohesive and full of character, this is another superb Margaux from an estate in the ascendant under winemaker José Sanfins.
Deep, dark ruby, opaque core, purple reflections, subtly brighter at the rim. Fine dark berryish confit, ripe cherry, blackberry, some liquorice, oak and orange zest. Juicy and silky, red berryish nuances, finesse-rich acidity structure, mineral-salty. From head to toe, a delicate Margaux - by the book.
Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
Deeply colored, the wine shows off its violets, lilacs, licorice, black cherry, and currant character with a single swirl. On the palate, the wine is rich, lush, polished, creamy, and loaded with black, red and blue fruits. There is length, opulence, and layers of ripe, sweet, pit fruits that linger. The wine is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot. 13.8% ABV, 3.64 pH. Yields were 30 hectoliters per hectare. The Grand Vin was produced using only 52% of the harvest. Picking took place September 7 - September 27.
The dense purple-hued 2022 Château Cantenac Brown is based on 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot. A beautiful Margaux, it offers lots of smoky red and black fruits intermixed with violets, graphite, and lead pencil-like nuances. With medium to full-bodied richness, a vibrant spine of acidity, and nicely integrated tannins, it plays in the more focused, elegant, pretty end of the spectrum. It's going to reward a solid 5-7 years of bottle age.
A solid Margaux with creamy and fine tannins that spread across the palate. Medium-bodied, layered and already delicious. Hints of dried citrus at the end.
The Wine Independent (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW)
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Cantenac Brown spills from the glass with expressive scents of cassis, blueberry pie, and Morello cherries, followed by touches of lavender and cinnamon stick. The medium to full-bodied palate has an impressive amount of vibrant red and black fruit layers with fine-grained tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
A real golden patch for the Cantenac Brown team, with ever increasing confidence in extraction and expression, plenty of floral edges with inky plum and a vibrant violet rim. Things are pretty intense, with aromatics that are highly charged, with fresh acidities, intense violet and plum, good quality, rich and ripped texture. This is a good quality wine with heavy tannin imprint on the finish, and decades ahead of it. Fingerprints of the vintage, delivered with deft precision. 60% new oak barrels, 40% one vintage barrels for ageing.
Colin Hay (The Drinks Business)
(93-95+/100) Value Pick
Very pure and precise with lovely redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit, a little redcurrant leaf brining added freshness and with aeration a subtle but lovely spring florality. This is very beautiful, very supple, very delicate yet intense and energetic with a bright, crisp freshness. Diaphanous. The tannins are incredibly refined and this exudes cool elegance. Almost a little Palmer-esque.