The 2014 Cantenac Brown is a sexy, plush wine. Showing more ripeness as well as more new oak than it did en primeur, the 2014 is a decidedly racy, open-knit Margaux. It is supple and inviting, and will drink well with minimal cellaring.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034
Robert Parker 92
The 2014 Cantenac Brown has a backward nose at first, a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and tobacco, an attractive pastille-like scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a little more extraction than its peers. It feels fleshy and pure, notes of raspberry coulis, confit fruit, orange rind and tobacco towards the well-structured, delicately spiced finish. It makes you want to come back for another sip-always a good sign! A bottle tasted six months later in February 2017 demonstrated a little more cohesion and finesse, suggesting that this Margaux will meliorate with bottle age. One to watch out for.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Mid cherry red. Rich fruited, velvet-textured and straightforwardly satisfying. Lovely freshness to cut through the youthful thickness of the tannins. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028