65% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot
Robert Parker Wine Advocate:
The 2016 Brown has a medium garnet-purple color and nose of baked plums, warm cherries, balsamic and spice cake with a waft of hoisin. The palate is full-bodied, rich, plush and spicy with a raisiny kick to the finish.
“This estate, with vineyards in the suburbs of Bordeaux, has produced an elegant wine. Black fruits, taut tannins and a hint of smokiness are integrated into a stylish structure. Drink the wine from 2024.”
Beautifully sleek, fresh plum and damson fruit on the nose, and a confidently extracted deep purple colour. The little touch of Petit Verdot is making a clear impact here, with a brush of black pepper spice. Jean-Christophe Mau works with Stephane Derenoncourt as a consultant, and there is a lovely focus in the vibrancy of the fruit, vinified in small stainless steel tanks. 33% of malolactic takes place in new oak and the rest in stainless steel.
Very pretty currant aromas. Medium to full body and firm,silky tannins. Attractive fruit and structure. Try after 2022.
A solid, slightly robust style, with waves of dark currant and blackberry paste flavors rolling through, underscored by tar, alder and sweet tobacco notes. A bramble accent is buried deep on the finish, while the tobacco edge lingers.
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