CHÂTEAU BROWN 2016
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Pessac Léognan
Grape | 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 65% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Ageing | 100% in French oak barrels (40% new). Matured for 12-15 months
Tasting Notes | Its personality is immediately evident, bursting with fruit, blackcurrant and jammy blackberry, with a more subdued character after decanting. The fruitiness is followed by notes of spice and a wild Cabernet character. The long, tannic finish foretells a great future for this divine wine.
Pairing | Tender meat and seasonal vegetables
Drinking | 2022-2042
Critic Notes / Awards | Wine Spectator: 92, James Suckling: 92, Wine Enthusiast: 94, IWC 2019: 91 points. Silver Medal IWSC 2019: Silver Medal, Blended Red - Merlot Dominated Guide Hachette des vins 2020: “Coup de Coeur” 2 stars
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Château Brown owes its name to a rich Scottish wine trader, John Lewis Brown, who settled in Bordeaux shortly after the Revolution, in 1795. The former Château Barrière officially took the name Château Brown at the end of the 18th century.
Current Owner: Mau & Dirkzwager families
Soils: Gravelly and clay-limestone soil
Farming: Plot by plot management with integrated draining system. Practiced some biodynamic methods. Eco-responsible viticulture certified HEV 3 (High Environmental Value)
Vines: 22 years