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Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan 2018 1.5Ltr

size
1.5Ltr
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Graves
subappellation
Pessac Leognan
WS
95
DC
92
JS
91
VM
90
WA
88
Additional vintages
WS
95
Rated 95 by Wine Spectator
The currant and blackberry fruit flavors are steeped but also lively in feel, with strands of licorice and sweet tobacco on the finish. Barrel Sample: 92-95 ... More details
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Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan 2018 1.5Ltr

SKU 871719
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Professional Ratings
WS
95
DC
92
JS
91
VM
90
WA
88
WS
95
Rated 95 by Wine Spectator
The currant and blackberry fruit flavors are steeped but also lively in feel, with strands of licorice and sweet tobacco on the finish. Barrel Sample: 92-95
DC
92
Rated 92 by Decanter
Just 19hl/ha were picked after the hail and mildew, but Château Brown has done a great job with what it had. There's a slight bit of heat on the attack but the concentrated fruit and silky texture eats it up, with dark chocolate and liquorice notes coming in strong through the mid-palate. An exuberant, good quality wine with intensity and concentration, and just hugely seductive. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038. Barrel Sample: 92
JS
91
Rated 91 by James Suckling
Some attractive berry and plum character with hints of flowers. Medium body and firm tannins. Clean finish. Always there.
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Brown is a gorgeous Cru Bourgeois from Pessac. Ample and layered on the palate, the 2018 offers terrific depth in its black fruit, leather, cedar, tobacco and licorice flavors. This is a terrific and highly pleasing wine in its price range.
WA
88
Rated 88 by Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Brown features crème de cassis and baked plums aromas with hints of fried herbs and tobacco. The palate is medium to full-bodied and very chewy with an earthy finish.
Winery
Difficult weather conditions throughout the season, with frosts in the spring. Compensated by excellent weather in the final months, allowing us to harvest the grapes relatively late. A classic Brown vintage, with a strong majority of Cabernet Sauvignon and rich flavours typical of our gravel terroir.
Product Details
size
1.5Ltr
country
France
region
Bordeaux
appellation
Graves
subappellation
Pessac Leognan
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 95 - The currant and blackberry fruit flavors are steeped but also lively in feel, with strands of licorice and sweet tobacco on the finish. Barrel Sample: 92-95
green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of France consistently enjoys the reputation of being the finest region for wine making in the world. But what is it that makes this area around the Gironde river so special? The secret lies in their ancient and careful blend of no more than six high quality, flavorful and unique grape varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere are all permitted for usage in the production of Bordeaux wines, and the winery carefully considers how to balance the fine points of one varietal against another. Most commonly, Cabernet Sauvignon is used as the main grape varietal, usually with vintners making wines containing upwards of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon grape juices. This varietal lends its big, spicy, fruity flavors and astringent, tannin-heavy character to the mix. Normally, this strong varietal is then tempered and rounded by Merlot, a fleshy, fruity and far lighter bodied grape, containing far fewer tannins and a much brighter flavor The blended wines are normally left to age in oak, where they can continue to work together and produce their wonderful results.
barrel

Region: Bordeaux

The wineries of Bordeaux in France are widely considered to be amongst the finest on earth, with many of the chateaux found on the Left Bank and in the Médoc region routinely demanding enormous prices and being snapped up by collectors looking to add the best examples of the world's white and red wines to their cellars. Bordeaux's secret to success comes from the fact that the terroir of the region is exceptionally rich in minerals, helped by the clay and gravel soils which typify the area and the Gironde river which runs through it. Normally humid in climate, the nearby Atlantic coast supplies cooling breezes, making Bordeaux a winemaker's dream and resulting in extremely high quality grape varietals. For hundreds of years, the wineries of Bordeaux have been mastering the art of wine blending, and today produce a wide range of wine styles using many of the sixteen grape varietals permitted to grow in the region by French law.
fields

Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
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green grapes

Varietal: Red Bordeaux

The Bordeaux region of France consistently enjoys the reputation of being the finest region for wine making in the world. But what is it that makes this area around the Gironde river so special? The secret lies in their ancient and careful blend of no more than six high quality, flavorful and unique grape varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Carménere are all permitted for usage in the production of Bordeaux wines, and the winery carefully considers how to balance the fine points of one varietal against another. Most commonly, Cabernet Sauvignon is used as the main grape varietal, usually with vintners making wines containing upwards of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon grape juices. This varietal lends its big, spicy, fruity flavors and astringent, tannin-heavy character to the mix. Normally, this strong varietal is then tempered and rounded by Merlot, a fleshy, fruity and far lighter bodied grape, containing far fewer tannins and a much brighter flavor The blended wines are normally left to age in oak, where they can continue to work together and produce their wonderful results.
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Region: Bordeaux

The wineries of Bordeaux in France are widely considered to be amongst the finest on earth, with many of the chateaux found on the Left Bank and in the Médoc region routinely demanding enormous prices and being snapped up by collectors looking to add the best examples of the world's white and red wines to their cellars. Bordeaux's secret to success comes from the fact that the terroir of the region is exceptionally rich in minerals, helped by the clay and gravel soils which typify the area and the Gironde river which runs through it. Normally humid in climate, the nearby Atlantic coast supplies cooling breezes, making Bordeaux a winemaker's dream and resulting in extremely high quality grape varietals. For hundreds of years, the wineries of Bordeaux have been mastering the art of wine blending, and today produce a wide range of wine styles using many of the sixteen grape varietals permitted to grow in the region by French law.
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