Bordeaux

2021 Cantemerle

$455.94
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6 x 750ml
Allspice, cedar, juniper and blackcurrants - a heady, appealing perfume. Lightly framed with gentle but mouthwatering and succulent red berry fruits mingling with firm tannins that coat the mouth in a fine layer of chalky, fruity saltiness. Attractive balance, if a little light on the mid-palate at this point, but this has a long finish and a motion of flavour from beginning to end. It feels well worked with concentration and direction. Structured and confident. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
91 POINTS
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

Allspice, cedar, juniper and blackcurrants - a heady, appealing perfume. Lightly framed with gentle but mouthwatering and succulent red berry fruits mingling with firm tannins that coat the mouth in a fine layer of chalky, fruity saltiness. Attractive balance, if a little light on the mid-palate at this point, but this has a long finish and a motion of flavour from beginning to end. It feels well worked with concentration and direction. Structured and confident.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
James Suckling

Savory, with mushrooms, bark and dried leaves. Some cocoa and walnut notes, too. Medium body with lightly chewy tannins. A little loose.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2021 Cantemerle is a powerful, classically built wine. Pipe tobacco, cedar, blood orange and exotic spice all run through its mid-weight frame. The Cabernets are especially evident in this year's blend. There's good depth and plenty of character. All the 2021 needs is élevage to pull it all together.

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Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2021 Cantemerle has a pleasant, cedar-inspired bouquet, the light black fruit gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and quite structured, revealing classic tobacco notes toward a finish of decent length. This will do fine as an early-drinking claret.

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Tasting Notes

The 2021 Cantemerle has a pleasant, cedar-inspired bouquet, the light black fruit gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and quite structured, revealing classic tobacco notes toward a finish of decent length. This will do fine as an early-drinking claret. Neil Martin Vinous 89 Points

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Winemakers Note

The estate - A charming classified growth Located in the southern part of the Bordeaux Medoc peninsula, Château Cantemerle, Grand Cru Classé in 1855n has deep gravel soil. Thanks to its unique terroir, Cantemerle produces complex, well-balanced and refined wines. After belonging to the Villeneuve (1579-1892) and Dubos (1892-1980) families, the château was acquired in 1981 by SMA Group, a large mutual insurance company in the construction and civil engineering sector. The estate's long history is reflected in the château's distinctive architecture and the magnificent grounds that surround it. Cantemerle exudes rimantic charm and its wine has a magical feel to it! 2021 - A vintage of terroir 2021 is different from the sun-drenched trilogy of vintages of 2018, 2019 and 2020. It is a vintage of terroir, in a more classic style, produced from a growing season made complicated by the vagaries of the climate and high vine disease pressure. The tireless work put in by the whole team, the meticulous knowledge of the vineyard, and the estate’s warmish sandy-gravel soils enabled, despite challenging conditions, the harvesting of grapes that were phenolically fully ripe and in very good health. Laure Canu, Managing Director, tells you about this vintage https://bit.ly/Cantemerle2021 Tasting Notes - "Balanced and full of energy" “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.” Eric Boissenot, consultant winemaker.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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