2014 Margaux from Bordeaux
The 2014 harvests were highly expected by the team of the Chateau Cantenac Brown. For four weeks, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were harvested when they were perfectly ripe. This 2014 Cantenac-Brown is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. This purple-tinted dark red wine sincerely and deliciously expresses a large aromatic palette of fleshy black fruit, on a good freshness. The palate is also fleshy, strong and has an ample and round structure on tannins with very elegant grains. The finish is long and fruity. It is a refined Margaux Troisième Cru Classé with a real ageing potential.
Parker : 92 / 100
J. Robinson : 16,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Cantenac Brown has a backward nose at first, a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and tobacco, an attractive pastille-like scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a little more extraction than its peers. It feels fleshy and pure, notes of raspberry coulis, confit fruit, orange rind and tobacco towards the well-structured, delicately spiced finish. It makes you want to come back for another sip--always a good sign! A bottle tasted six months later in February 2017 demonstrated a little more cohesion and finesse, suggesting that this Margaux will meliorate with bottle age. One to watch out for.