1990, Cantenac Brown

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 88

Drinking Dates: 2003-2010

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 01-Jan-2003

Among the finest Cantenac-Browns of the last three decades, the saturated purple-colored 2000 is a sleeper of the vintage. Loaded with chocolatey black currants intermixed with sweet earth, cedar, and spice box, it exhibits medium to full body, surprisingly ripe tannin for a wine from this estate, a multi-layered texture as well as mid-palate, and a finish that lasts 25-30 seconds. Anticipated maturity, 2006-2018.