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Château Brown

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2018 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Wet earth, smoke, thyme, mint and red pit fruits create the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, fresh, silky and loaded with sweet, dark cherries. This is going to be even better with 3-5 years of age. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Brown Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Juicy, bright, crisp lemons, grapefruit, vanilla and florals are here from start to finish. Medium-bodied and ready to go, drink this over the first few years of life for the maximum amount of fruit and freshness.

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2017 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Medium bodied, juicy and forward, there is a groovy smoky character to the red fruits. Tobacco leaf and herbs kick in on the back end. The wine will benefit from a few years of bottle age.

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2017 Château Brown Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

The wine is loaded with ripe, fresh, bright lemons, grapefruit and a hint of orange blossom. Fresh, lively and crisp, you'll find hints of green apple in the finish.

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2016 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Medium bodied, juicy, smoky, ripe, dark fruits, lush textures, polished tannins and a supple, smoky finish.

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2016 Château Brown Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Ripe yellow citrus and honeysuckle, with round, sweet, green apple and notes of pomelo in the finish.

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2015 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Fresh, ripe, soft fruits, medium-bodied and refined on the palate, this wine could definitely improve once it's in the bottle. 89 - 91 Pts

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2015 Château Brown Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Crisp, bright, fresh citrus, vanilla, stone and a zippy, sweet pomelo finish shine through in this stylish, well-priced, white Bordeaux wine.

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2014 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Licorice, smoke and sweet blackberry scents open the perfume. This wine is soft, forward, medium-bodied, approachable and finishes with a blast of ripe, black cherries. 88-89 Pts

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2013 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

With incense, coffee bean, licorice and plum on the nose, this enjoyable wine is easy to drink with its open personality filled with light red berries. The wine is aging in 40% new French oak. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Smoke, earth, spice, tobacco and licorice aromas blend well with the medium-bodied, soft, silky and spicy red and black fruits, round textures and forward style. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Produced from a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, the wine opens with smoke, caramel, coffee and jammy black cherry notes. Round, supple and fresh, this forward wine finishes with chocolate, coffee and cherry. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Brown is produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Ripe, jammy berries, cassis, earth and spice lead to a round, supple, lush style of wine. Stephane Derenoncourt is starting to turn this property around. 89-91 Pts

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2009 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

With a nose of coffee, smoke, blackberry and crème de cassis, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot produced a wine offering round textures, soft tannins and a ripe, spicy dark berry and jam filled finish.

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2009 Brown has a personality of dark fruit and licorice. This is an early drinking, crowd pleaser style of wine. 88-90 Pts

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2008 Château Brown Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Fully mature, the wine retains some of its crispness but has taken on aged honeyed attributes to accompany the citrus and green apple core of fruit. This is starting to tire and oxidize, so drink up.

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2005 Château Brown  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

A charming Pessac Leognan with smoke, dark cherries, cassis and earthy scents. Medium/full bodied with soft textures, the wine finishes with round, spicy plum sensations. This is already drinking well. This will not make old bones. I'd drink it over the next 5-8 years.

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