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BriO de Cantenac Brown 2010

Bordeaux, Margaux

Second Wine of a Great Estate

ChateauAsia Coup de Coeur


  • Jancis Robinson: 16.5/20
  • James Suckling: 92/100

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Through the style of its label, but also through the quality of our work from the selection of the lots to the bottling, it aims at expressing the modernity of our Château.

The lots supposed to be the main part of BriO are pre-selected because of their evolution all through the year, which means that we focus on each different lot of the winery, from the budburst through the flowering to the ripeness control.

The blend between Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is different for each vintage but the Merlot percentage is usually more important than the one in the Château Cantenac Brown.

The 12 months-long ageing in 20% to 25% new oak barrels is traditional; we rack it every 3 months. Before the bottling, we do the fining with egg whites. It is on purpose if the bottles of BriO are different from the ones of Cantenac Brown: we want BriO to become a brand on its own, and it’s true that we talk much more about “BriO” than about “BriO de Cantenac Brown”.

Tasting Notes

Dark garnet from typical merlot blend.
Elegant and prcise perfume of blackcurrant, forest berries, black and blue berry preserves. creme de cassis, dark chocolate, espresso beans, mint and graphite.
Juicy, pipe tobacco, and granite on the palate. Medium plus to full bodied with excellent balance.

Food Pairing

It is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed before, during and after a meal; or just for your pleasure!


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