2009 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, flowers, and hints of vanilla bean. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Fresh and minerally. Best in 2018.
Firmly structured, dark-fruited wine, very solid and dense. It has weight along with black currant fruits and acidity. It’s a wine that is rich but seriously structured for aging.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque inky-purple. Flamboyant, exotic nose offers aromas of superripe black fruits, smoked meat, coffee and dark chocolate liqueur. Then very ripe and soft in style, with creamy flavors of ripe dark fruits supported by soft, polished tannins. Finishes moderately long, with a lingering floral note. Tasted three different times with different impressions, hence the wider-than-usual scoring range.
This is perfumy and very pure, with lovely lilac and blackberry aromas followed by plum, cassis and black cherry fruit. The supple finish is caressed with toast that leaves a lingering, perfumy feel. Best from 2013 through 2023.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Dense ruby/purple with notes of graphite, blackberries and forest floor, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, excruciatingly tannic and closed, and that may be why it’s not showing as well as I predicted. Certainly, this was the biggest discrepancy between barrel and bottle that I saw in the vintage, but the wine is still outstanding...
K&L's Notes: *? A minty wine with notes of whisky and chocolate. At UGC: Strong oaky aromas and some whisky barrel nuances. Big wine. Hard to evaluate? Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.