Château Cantemerle

Château Cantemerle

Colour: Red
Country: france
Producer: chateau cantemerle
Grape: Bordeaux Red Blend
Region: bordeaux
Appellation: haut medoc
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  • 91 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”An elegant, successful 2011, Cantemerle has produced a finesse-styled wine with a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of flowers, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries. With dramatic quality and purity, this medium-bodied effort possesses sweet tannins and a texture that builds incrementally. A lighter-styled, but beautifully crafted, well done." Robert Parker

  • 94+ Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The wine needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 30 more years, but this is the finest Cantemerle I have encountered in my professional career of tasting young vintages (dating back 34 years now). Stunningly deep ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of spring flowers intermixed with perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes, it exhibits a sort of cool-climate character. Broad, rich and intense on the palate, the wine has plenty of tannins, but they are sweet and well-integrated. Everything is delicately entwined into this beautiful, medium to full-bodied, dense purple wine, which shows stunning character and a prodigious potential for development. This is definitely a major sleeper of the vintage and even better than I thought from barrel." Robert Parker

  • 91+ Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Readers looking for the more ethereal, elegant side of Bordeaux need search no further than Cantemerle, one of the estates in the very southern end of the Medoc. Dense ruby/purple (nearly opaque), this wine offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, raspberries and black cherries. The wine is ethereal, medium-bodied, and by no means a blockbuster, but long and intellectual. However, the tannins are present, and the wine is certainly capable of putting on weight with time in the bottle.“ Robert Parker

Located in the far south of the region, Château Cantemerle is the first major property on the Route des Châteaux just north of the city of Bordeaux. The property has 94 hectares of vineyards, planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot. A 5ème Cru Classé the wines are made under the guidance of wine consultant Eric Boissenot.

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