Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc 2011

£45.00 £49.00
  • Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc 2011
  • Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc 2011

Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc 2011

£45.00 £49.00

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Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc is a very well-regarded wine commanding 5th growth status.  Cabernet and Merlot make up 90% of the blend with supporting roles from Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  The wine is aged for 16 months before release with aging done in 50% new oak.  2011 did not have the easiest growing season but, as ever, great care and attention has resulted in a well-balanced wine that, after more than a decade since it was made, is now drinking beautifully.  Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc will continue to age gracefully for another decade, perhaps longer.  This wine is a class apart and the recognisable definition of flavours, soft sweet tannins and long finish make this truly special. 

There is a delicious presence of cassis on the impressive palate which contains plenty primary fruit despite its advancing years, all sitting comfortably alongside a very Médoc typicity of cedar and smoke.  There is a beautiful depth of colour and discreet spicy aromas, this wine shows a stunning firmness and complexity.  Decanting is optional prior to service and will reward you with fine aromas of coffee, cedar and blackcurrant as it develops.  Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc is perfect with red meat dishes, especially a Sunday Roast or Christmas Dinner.  No need for a major fuss though it will perfectly accompany an omelette with wild mushrooms or a splendid cheese board.

Grape
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, Red Blend
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Silky Tannin, Rich, Oak, Black Fruit, Cassis, Elegant,
Country France
Region Haut Medoc, Bordeaux
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary None

 

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