|14.5% phew. Tasty though.|
Chateau Brown 2009 is good but way too alcoholic even for that very forward year.
It has good balanced minerality, it's peppery, with huge dark fruit typical of 2009.
Fans of full-bodied American wine and fans of Parker will love this. It has more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon, which I am always a little dubious about.
It's also dark, inky and full of blackcurrent and cassis, Some reviewers said chocolate, and I kind of see what they meant.
Its slightly tannic but not overly so, and tastes like it should be drunk fairy young.
Chris Kissack, AKA the Wine Doctor, really rates this 2009 but oddly fails to mention the very high alcohol content.
I would give this a 15 or perhaps a 16, if I did ratings, which I of course do not. Who am I do so?
In conclusion, it's tasty but too strong to be a real gem, even at around £20 per bottle.
For a big(ish) tasty wine, I'd suggest instead a Saint-Estephe instead, Chateau Pickard perhaps, at this price range.