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Chateau Cantenac Brown, Grand Cru Classé in 1855. In the early 19th century, John-Lewis Brown (1769-1851) bought a vineyard and designed a traditional Tudor castle in the village of Cantenac, reminding him of his Scottish origins. . His name is always linked to the Grand Cru Classé. Her grandson, John-Lewis Brown (1829-1890), an esteemed animal painter and "Knight of the Legion of France," spent time there during his childhood. In 1843, Mr. Gromard, a banker, took over the estate. After the classification of the Grand Cru in 1855, Louis Armand Lalande (1820-1894), a winemaker from Bordeaux and owner of several properties in Médoc, expanded the building. Surrounded by a remarkable British-style park, Château Cantenac Brown has since been among the most original in Médoc. In 2006, the Simon Halabi family gave a new impetus to the estate with the ambition to raise it to the highest levels. José Sanfins currently manages Château Cantenac-Brown. He does everything possible to get the best out of the magnificent terroir, lavishing the greatest care on the ground and the vines, with great respect for the environment. This meticulous attention to detail continues in the cellar, where every effort is made to produce exceptional wine.
Cantenac Brown is usually best at least 12-15 years old in the bottle. Of course, it may vary slightly, depending on the character of the harvest. Chateau Cantenac Brown offers its best moment and must reach its maximum maturity between 18 and 30 years of age after harvest.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
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