Chateau Cantenac Brown 2005 is a distinguished red wine hailed as one of the exceptional years for Bordeaux, and Chateau Cantenac Brown has masterfully crafted a wine that exemplifies the best of the vintage. On the nose, aromas of ripe black fruits, such as blackberries and blackcurrants, intermingled with notes of cedar, tobacco, and graphite. The bouquet is complex and layered, displaying the hallmark characteristics of a mature Bordeaux. On the palate, Chateau Cantenac Brown 2005 is rich, full-bodied, and elegant. The wine displays a harmonious balance of flavors, with the ripe fruit notes complemented by nuances of leather, spices, and earthy undertones. The tannins are well-integrated, and velvety, and provide structure to the wine, while the acidity adds freshness and vibrancy.
Antonio Galloni - 92 Points
"The 2005 Cantenac Brown is another vintage that I have not tasted for a number of years. It is very pure on the nose with copious blackberry and raspberry scents, and just a hint of cough candy. This is evolving nicely. The palate is well balanced with mellowing tannins that frame the minty black fruit, spicebox and (again) just that hint of menthol that enlivens the finish. This is an excellent Margaux, drinking perfectly now, but it has the substance to last 20 years, possibly more. Excellent. Tasted at the Cantenac Brown vertical at the château."