Château Cantemerle 2005, 5ème Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

CANT020
A textbook Médoc Cabernet - well balanced, impressively rich, full and stylish. Very, very good!
Type:
Vintage:
2005
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Haut-Médoc
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
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£77.00
 

Château Cantemerle

Château Cantemerle is a winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France, in the commune of Macau. The wine produced here was the final estate to be classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The estate has a long history in the Haut-Médoc with records detailing its existence since at least the 12th century and wine production since at least the 14th century. In the 19th century, the estate was hard hit by the phylloxera epidemic as well as grapevine attacks of downy mildew, after which production dropped nearly 50%. Towards the end of the 20th century, the estate was sold to French insurance group Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Bâtiment et des Travaux Public who have contributed significant investment in the estate's vineyards and winemaking facilities.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful dense purple in colour with an elegant nose of blue fruits, flowers and a subtle minerality, coupled with spicy notes.

Food Matches

Great paired with duck breast with bacon, cabbage and balsamic dressing.