Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé, 2013
Drinking Window: 2017 - 2027
Deep colour and fruit, some florality, depth, a little four-square but good fruit.
(at Bordeaux, 07 Apr 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2037
Medium ruby in colour, the fruit is less densely layered than its neighbouring vintages; it does make its appearance but needs more coaxing out of the glass. A floral edge is clear, with touches of violet and redcurrant - there's no need to wait to drink. My suggestion is that it's worth buying if significantly less than the other vintages in this vertical, but if not, it's hard to justify choosing over the 2011 for example. A juicy finish makes it charming, and it does have Margaux character. 40% of the production in the 1st wine, 60% new oak. Harvest September 27 to October 2.
Château Cantenac Brown