Good medium-deep ruby. Deep, perfumed aromas of black fruits, licorice and flowers. Firmly structured and rather muscular, with a strong spine of tannins and acids giving this impressive solidity. This chateau carried out substantial leaf pulling and green harvesting in 2000 to facilitate the ripening process. Under the ownership of the insurance group AXA and the hands-on control of technical manager Jose Sanfins, today wines from this chateau offer far more sweetness of fruit than the tougher bottles of the '80s.
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March 31, 200392 Fascinating aromas of chocolate, meat and ripe berry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long, delicious finish. A beauty here. Best wine ever from this property. Best after 2010.
June 1, 200391 A hugely concentrated wine showing chewy, but ripe tannins. Smooth, polished fruit combines with well-balanced wood and suppressed power. This is certainly a wine that will develop well, making it drinkable in five years and mature in 10-15 years.
April 200390 Among the finest Cantenac-Browns of the last three decades, the saturated purple-colored 2000 is a sleeper of the vintage. Loaded with chocolatey black currants intermixed with sweet earth, cedar, and spice box, it exhibits medium to full body, surprisingly ripe tannin for a wine from this estate, a multi-layered texture as well as mid-palate, and a finish that lasts 25-30 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018.
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May 200389 Good full ruby-red. Ripe, extroverted nose combines roasted plum, boysenberry, mocha, game, smoke and truffle. Sweet, supple and consistent, with plum and currant flavors nicely shaped by juicy, harmonious acidity. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and moderate length.