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Chateau Brown Rouge 2014

Pessac-Léognan, France


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WS Wine Spectator
RP Robert Parker's
The Wine Advocate
W&S Wine & Spirits
JH James Halliday,
Australian Wine Companion
CG Connoisseurs' Guide
ST Stephen Tanzer's
International Wine Cellar
WE Wine Enthusiast
WW Wilfred Wong,
BH Allen Meadows'
PR PinotReport
JS JamesSuckling.com
TP The Tasting Panel
D Decanter
V Antonio Galloni,

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    VAG 91-93 WS 92 WE 91-92 RPWA 91
    JS 91 WA 91

Grape Variety
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Wine Style
Red – Savory and Classic


Winemaker’s Notes
This 2014 wine has a lovely bright, intense colour. The first nose is discreet, with the subtle smoky notes typical of Cabernet Sauvignons produced on gravelly soils. Swirling releases Morello cherry and blackcurrant notes. The attack is supple and seductive. The mid-palate is full, with tannins that are present, but not too aggressive. This vintage is powerful and rich, with a nice long finish. It has potential for ageing around 15 years. Best decanted and served with grilled red meat.

Food Suggestions: Beef and Venison. Perfect with grilled, roasted or stewed meats. A successful wine & food pairing with our red could be also with some cheeses such as Saint-Nectaire or with a multitude of Asian dishes and fish-based recipes like tuna.

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017: Commended
International Wine Challenge, 2017: Bronze

Additional information


Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017: Commended
International Wine Challenge, 2017: Bronze

  • 91-93 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    A dark, explosive wine, the 2014 Brown hits the palate with tons of intensity and breadth. Black fruit, smoke, mint, leather and tobacco wrap around the huge, structured finish in a wine that brings together intense fruit with an equally imposing sense of structure. Consulting winemaker Frédéric Massie continues to do impressive work at Brown, a historic estate in Pessac-Léognan that seems to be on the rise. There is a lot to like and look forward to. (AG)

  • 92 Wine Spectator

    Very solid, with a core of gently steeped black currant and plum fruit that shows ample depth, while notes of bay, loam and bramble run underneath. A loamy edge echoes longest, thanks to well-embedded acidity. Best from 2019 through 2028. (3/2017)

  • 91-92 Wine Enthusiast

    This chateau in the middle of Bordeaux suburbs is now on good form, producing a wine that is firm and structured, with dark tannins and ample acidity. Barrel Sample: 90-92 (3/2015)

  • 91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

    The 2014 Brown, now in bottle, is building on the promise it showed in barrel. It has a ripe and generous bouquet with upfront cedar-infused black fruit. This property is always a little feisty in its youth and this 2014 is no different, though it needs 3-4 years to fully assimilate the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, delicious black fruit laced with tobacco and spices, gently fanning out towards the finish that offers commendable substance and length. A Pessac-Léognan property that I feel is undervalued in the marketplace, this 2014 Château Brown comes recommended and should drink well for 15-20 years. (March, 2017)

  • 91 James Suckling

    Quite a savory wine in which the cassis and cranberry fruit rather sit in the background, but the tannins are moderate in this context, and that makes the wine very approachable. Better in two years but already delicious. (Feb, 2017)

  • 91 Wine Advocate

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