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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Cantemerle

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Haut Médoc

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc, 2020

6x75cl £109.50

5 cases Equiv. £18.25 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Opaque and brooding with lots of liquorice and black cherry notes, dark savoury fruit and a nice texture, but we wonder whether they’ve pushed the extractions a little too far. Thick, chocolatey, and whilst clearly a good, well-made wine, it doesn’t have the intensity and verve that the best wines of 2020 display. It feels a little cumbersome and heavy. Solid, finishes with mineral infused crème de mûre fruit and spice.

"This has the tight tannins of the vintage with damson and an edge of bitter dark chocolate, but it is a success all the same - confident, succulent, elegant and classic. Philippe Dambrine retires as director of the estate as of this vintage, replaced by Laure Canu from Château Angélus. A yield of 45hl/ha, 40% new oak, 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Drinking Window 2028 - 2042" 93/100 - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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