Château Brown 2014
One of the warmer terroirs in the appellation, getting closer to the city, favours the red wines produced here over the whites. As owner Jean-Christophe Mau has now sold Château Preuillac up in the Médoc, all of his attention is focused on this lovely often great value property. This is contemporary in style, high powered extraction, just about managed to keep those tannins astringent rather than bitter, but it is walking the line. Good Pessac typicity in terms of balance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, with a touch of Petit Verdot that gives, when combined with the oak ageing, high octane cassis and liquorice. Good freshness on finish, polished.