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Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (generally a majority of the latter), Le Colombier de Brown red boasts delicious fruity flavours and juicy texture. Far from being a “standardised” wine, its profile reflects the conditions of the vintage, just like the Grand Vin, and the grapes are picked only when they have ripened to perfection.
Made only in particularly generous vintages, the second white wine is made with a majority of Semillon, along with some Sauvignon Blanc. La Pommeraie de Brown White boasts the same smooth mouthfeel as the Grand Vin, thanks to the Semillon, and a delicately woody hint, in a slightly more nervy style.
Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (generally a majority of the latter), La Pommeraie de Brown red boasts delicious fruity flavours and juicy texture. Far from being a “standardised” wine, its profile reflects the conditions of the vintage, just like the Grand Vin, and the grapes are picked only when they have ripened to perfection.
LA REVUE DU VIN DE France: 15/20 – 2014 Guide to the Best Wines at under €20
LA POMMERAIE DE BROWN 2010: Lovely fruity expression for this very lively 2010. The palate is dynamic and long-lasting with nicely-pronounced tannins that will mellow in the bottle. A good, well-made wine.
LA POMMERAIE DE BROWN 2009 – Tasting Note:
A beautifully intense, deep colour with crimson tints. The bouquet is just opening up but is already very complex, beginning on resinous hints of cedarwood, leading into roasted coffee, chocolate and cigar when swirled around the glass. The palate is very supple and fleshy, evolving with good balance into elegant structure and femininity. The finish is long-lasting and scented, set off nicely by fresh, sappy tannins.
As usual on all the great Bordeaux estates, Château Brown produces second wines – both red and white. They are to be found with two Pessac-Léognan labels: La Pommeraie de Brown and Le Colombier de Brown.
By the end of the 1990s, Château Brown had been renowned for the quality of its apples for several decades, hence the name of its little brother, « La Pommeraie de Brown ». Its hectare of apple trees was uprooted in 1998 by Bernard Barthe (owner from 1994 to 2004), and has now given way to impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon vines on deep gravel soils. Le Colombier de BROWN refers to a beautiful stone dovecote set in the grounds facing the house – a sign of wealth back in feudal times.
The second wine is the reflection of the BROWN terroir and enjoys the same lavish care as the Grand Vin. The plots of vines are selected to make a fruitier, lighter, easy-drinking wine made to be enjoyed younger. Elegant and well structured, it can be enjoyed right away.