Brio de Cantenac Brown 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 BriO de Cantenac Brown is rich and dense in the glass, with generous dark fruit, chocolate, leather, licorice, smoke, tobacco and charcoal notes. This sumptuous, bold second wine from Cantenac Brown is a fine choice for drinking now and over next few years. As with the Grand Vin, the BriO is a decidedly opulent wine.
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The second wine of Cantenac Brown, the 2016 Brio de Cantenac is a solid, medium-bodied, elegant wine that’s very much in the style of the vintage with its elegant profile. Lots of Merlot-driven black cherry, violet, and tobacco notes flow to a medium-bodied 2016 that has light tannins and a clean, juicy finish. It’s already delicious, but I suspect it will keep for over a decade.
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In the early 19th century, when John-Lewis Brown (1769-1851) acquired the estate. He chose to build on the town of Cantenac a Tudor style Château that will remind him of his Scottish origins. The Château, among the most original in Medoc, is surrounded by a remarkable English park. The Bordeaux merchant, owner of several Châteaux in the Medoc, Louis Armand Lalande (1820-1894), enlarges and enriches the building by preserving the English Renaissance architecture. The classification of 1855 will recognize the quality of its wines at the rank of Third Grand Cru Classé. 150 years later, the Simon Halabi family takes this domain to the British atmosphere ... and gives it a new impetus with the ambition to raise it to the highest level. The management of Château Cantenac-Brown is then entrusted to José Sanfins who will continue the development of its magnificent terroir with the greatest respect for the soil, the vine and its environment. This line of conduct will be extended in the cellar by a precise breeding in the service of an exceptional wine. The bass reflects the sun's rays towards the bunches during the day, at night and restores the heat stored during the day


The quality of the wines owes nothing to chance, the nature of the plateau of Cantenac predominantly gritty produces some of the best wines in the world and is home to a large number of Crus Classés Margaux. This poor and generous land at the same time, deeply rooted vines and the know-how of the winemakers give racy, elegant wines of a perfect balance. Aware of the gift made to them, the Château Cantenac Brown team has a great responsibility, that of perpetuating this tradition of excellence. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc give fine wines with intense bouquet, conducive to aging. Merlot complement the grape variety and bring color, richness and roundness.

Brio de Cantenac-Brown

BriO de Cantenac Brown was born with the 2001 vintage. It expresses the renewal not only by its label to the modern style, but also by the qualitative work, from the selection of the plots to the bottling. The parcels that make up the heart of BriO are preselected according to their behavior throughout the year. Thus on the whole farm all parcels are observed meticulously from bud burst to maturity analyzes through the flowering period. The parcels of BriO often ask us for more work, an additional leafing, a green harvest in order to alleviate climatic hazards, especially on young plants. From vines planted on a magnificent terroir located on gravelly ridges, the wines of Château Cantenac Brown remain naturally exceptional. The BriO winemaking is conducted with the aim of obtaining an elegant, aromatic wine, a compromise between concentration and finesse. A gourmet wine.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Cantenac Brown
  • Type of wine
    Second Wine
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    48 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    20 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    25% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2032
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second Wine) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 48 hectares by Château Cantenac Brown. The average age of the vines is 20 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 25% of new barrels.


The AOC Margaux extends to the south of the Médoc over 1,490 ha and produces an average of 62,500 hl of red wines per year.
The appellation selects the best soils and has some of the most beautiful bass ridges in all of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Médoc and also one of the largest. Margaux includes five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux and Soussans.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot make fine, elegant wines with a harmonious, full mouth, supported by a fine frame of delicate and tasty tannins. The finish is all in harmony and elegance. Margaux is a feminine wine, which keeps and evolves throughout its life.