Chateau Brown Rouge Pessac-Leognan
Viticulture can be traced as far back as the reign of Henry II on Chateau Brown’s 59 hectare estate in Pessac Leognan, south of the city of Bordeaux.
Since 1795, the property has been known under the name of Brown, a Scots wine trader that also had a hand in establishing the greater known Chateau Cantenac-Brown in Margaux.
2011 was a very good year, particularly for Merlot, as this blend shows 50% of the varietal with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Petit Verdot to add spice to the mix. The result is a structured wine with fine silky tannins, fresh acidity, plummy dark fruits and a tobacco and cedar finish. Drinking beautifully now but will keep for another 15-20 years with careful cellaring.
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