Chateau Brown Pessac Leognan 2015
The history of Chateau Brown dates back to around 1200 BC when vines were first planted on the property. The estate shared an owner with Cantenac Brown in the Margaux appellation in the 18th century. This is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Polished and full-bodied, with notes of dark berries and olives. Very approachable. Sustainably farmed.
JS93: "Aromas of black olives, blackberries, blueberries and lightly toasted walnuts. Full-bodied, layered and gorgeous with such beautiful fruits and polished tannins. A beautiful thing. So drinkable now but be patient." - James Suckling
WA90-92: "The 2015 Château Brown has an opulent bouquet with sensual red cherries, crushed strawberry and raspberry preserve aromas. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine thread of acidity, and impressive weight and body in the body. It needs to develop a little more nuance and complexity on the finish, yet it is harmonious and feels lithe. A seductive Château Brown for sure, one that will give at least a decade of pleasure and will probably be more approachable than some of its peers."