Picture the scene: a beautiful day in the sunny Medoc, in the heart of the prestigious Margaux appellation, home to some of the world's finest wines.
There is a distinctly English feel to Chateau Cantenac Brown, with Tudor-style architecture.
The raucous laughter of its hedonistic founder, John Lewis Brown, a famous 19th century animal painter fond of hedonistic, wine-fuelled parties, somehow still seems to ring around the property...
Although the estate has maintained its original bucolic charm, its acquisition by the banker Gromard ushered in a new era: in 1855, the chateau's exceptional quality was rewarded with a prestigious Third Growth classification.
150 years later, traditional maintenance procedures make for the perfect fusion of original, gravel-rich soil and thriving vines.
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