The wine is still in his youth, therefore purple and crimson colors dominate. Fruits aromas are exuberant with berries: strawberries and raspberries note. Tannins are present and soft with a beautiful richness. Cantenac Brown 2009 already shows well. It is the privilege of great wines and exceptional vintages: They are easy to taste young and show all the qualities for aging well. You should wait for a few years, but it is so good already… 2020-2040
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
16 months in French oak barrels
60% new oak barrels
40% one-year-old barrels
42% Château Cantenac Brown
Merlot: Sept. 23rd – Oct. 3rd
Cabernet Sauvignon: Oct. 8th – 15th
The budburst is fast and spreads over the first two weeks of April. The flowering of Merlots and Cabernets Sauvignons is rapidly taking place in late May with some very good weather conditions.
The «Véraison » starts on July 24th for the Merlots and July 31st for the Cabernets. The months of August, September and October are truly exceptional. The temperatures differences during days and nights are often important with cool nights and hot days, perfect for a good maturity.
The summer’s climate remains until early October, then the temperatures drop quickly with morning frost on October 16th and 18th. The grapes are beautiful for the harvest. The grapes have reached a perfect maturity with red berries intense flavours. The weather is on our side throughout the picking season, which allows us to apprehend the harvest serenely.