- Reference #:
- 13 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc 5eme Cru Classe 2009
Soft and silky on the palate with an almost Right Bank feel, the 2009 Chateau Cantemerle is full of generous, mulberry fruit and supple tannins. The fruit is well balanced by the refreshing acidity, leading to a crisp, clean finish.
“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.”
91+ Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Dec 2011
49% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot 6% Cabernet Franc
. Ageing for 12 months in French oak barrels (medium toast) of which 50% are new.