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Château Cantemerle 2009

Château Cantemerle 2009
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£510 Incl. VAT & DP1 Imperial (6l)
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    A Haut-Medoc wine from an great vintage

    A historical estate in the Haut-Medoc and a Fifth Classified Growth of 1855, Chateau Cantemerle is a must-see on the Left Bank. After several decades of reconstruction, investment and reflection, Chateau Cantemerle is now one of the elite in the Haut-Medoc appellation. The 91-hectare vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in silica-gravel soils.

    The 2009 vintage will be remembered for a long time in Bordeaux and in the Haut-Medoc appellation. The Chateau Cantemerle 2009 is a perfect ambassador for the appellation with a beautiful dark red colour that is highly concentrated with a precise and tight tannic structure. The estate considers it a reference vintage that will open up over time, but it can also be enjoyed now by those who love young, dense wines.

    Parker : 91+ / 100
    J. Robinson : 16 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    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. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25+ years.
    BordeauxHaut-Medoc
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    Decanter
    17

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    95

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Revue du Vin de France
    17.5

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    NM93

    Wine Spectator
    91

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Haut-Medoc

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Cantemerle

    Classification
    5e cru classe

    Parker
    91+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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