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

Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc, 2019


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2019
12x75cl
DP
£314.46

2019
6x1.5L
DP
£326.46


Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc, 2019

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

One of the features of the 2019 tastings has been the quality of some of the smaller chateaux. Okay, Cantemerle is a 5th growth and is capable of producing excellent wines, but their recent run of vintages hasn't really got us excited. The 2019 is a return to form. In fact, we can't recall a young vintage of Cantemerle we have enjoyed so much. Dark and intense, the nose is packed with sweet black fruit and incense. There's a gorgeous leafy cassis character, which leads to a palate packed with precise cool berry fruit: sweet blackcurrant, griotte and sloes. It's a very plush and impressive Cantemerle with a long, pure, mineral finish. It should be one of the best value buys of the campaign.

Critics score


Score:
93

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Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
02/2023

Notes
The 2019 Cantemerle has a fruit-driven bouquet with opulent blackberry and blueberry fruit, certainly one of the most floral in the flight with pressed violets developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins, fleshy and rounded, though I am looking for more tension and precision on the finish. This is a really fabulous Cantemerle that surely represents outstanding value. No excuse not to have this in your cellar. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.

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France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Cantemerle

Château Cantemerle

Cantemerle is a 5ème cru classé, located in the appellation of Haut Medoc. It was the last entry in the 1855 Classification; in fact it was something of a late entry... Its viticultural history can be dated back to 1354, but at this time the estate was better known for other forms of agriculture, particularly cattle and cereals. Situated just to the south of Margaux, Cantemerle is currently making excellent value, classical wines that reward aging but as is the modern way can be accessed in their youth.

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