Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: CANT235
One of Bordeaux most popular Châteaux that offers some very good value. Cantemerle continually outperforms its status.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

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.
This is an excellent, easy drinking Claret. Overt, fresh and cool on the bouquet with notes of blackcurrant, blueberries and laced with cedar and spice. The palate is fresh, the black fruits are succulent and the tannins finely grained. There are soothing notes of dried tobacco on the finish. “Cantemerle is very comfortable with this type of vintage. The estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon shows great breed and soul and brings excellent tension to the wine. It provides the wine’s backbone. Both digestible and complex, 2021 is balanced and full of energy and characterised by its length of flavour.” In the words of Eric Boissenot, Château Cantemerle’s consultant since 2005.
Great paired with duck breast with bacon, cabbage and balsamic dressing.
Yields of 50hl/ha, the wine is aged for 12 months in barrel – 40% new, 40% 1 year and 20% 2 year followed by a further 4 months in vat.

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