Viticulture can be traced as far back as the reign of Henry II on Chateau Brown’s 59 hectare estate in Pessac Leognan, south of the city of Bordeaux.
Since 1795, the property has been known under the name of Brown, a Scots wine trader that also had a hand in establishing the greater known Chateau Cantenac-Brown in Margaux.
This 2014 wine has a lovely bright, intense colour. The nose is discreet, with the subtle smoky notes typical of Cabernet Sauvignons produced on gravelly soils. Swirling releases Morello cherry and blackcurrant notes. The attack is supple and seductive. The mid-palate is full, with tannins that are present, but not too aggressive. This vintage is powerful and rich, with a nice long finish. It has potential for ageing around 15 years. Best decanted and served with grilled red meat.
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