Robert Parker 92
The Chateau Cantenac Brown 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. It has a feisty nose compared to its mild-mannered Margaux neighbors: perfumed dark cherries dallying with incense and iris. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, moderate depth of fruit, a little grippy with some lovely tarry notes developing towards the finish that has more substance than intimated by the aromatics. It needs to flesh out during elevage, but presuming it does, this could be a spicy Margaux that will give 15 to 20 years of pleasure.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035