2005 chateau brown
"Has a beautiful nose of crushed blackberry and raspberry, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The best in a long time from this estate. Best after 2012. 5,550 cases made. - JS"
"This lower pedigree wine represents undeniable quality/value rapport in 2005. This vintage is so deep in quality among the better run, less heralded estates, that these wines should appeal to readers looking for terrific values from Bordeaux. Most of these wines are Merlot-based and will be drinkable young. Sleeper of the vintage." -88-90 Points - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate