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2020 Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc

Regular price $37.98

94 James Suckling - Aromas of blackcurrants and kirsch with hints of dried blood orange, licorice and cocoa. Medium- to full-bodied with layers of well-integrated, finely polished tannins. Structured and toned with a fresh and lively fruit-forward palate, seasoned with spices and dried herbs. Lingering, chalky finish. Delicious now, but better after 2026. (12/2022)

93 Decanter - This has the tight tannins of the vintage with damson and an edge of bitter dark chocolate, but it is a success all the same - confident, succulent, elegant and classic.  (JA) (4/2021)

Chateau Cantemerle has a long and interesting history dating back to the Middle Ages in Bordeaux. Names of the Catemerle Lords appear in manuscripts from 1147! The Chateau Cantemerel first grown was included in the 1855 Classification The Chateau itself is located in Haut Medoc appellation in Bordeaux near the villages of Macau and Ludon.

What do you need to know about Haut Medoc? One of the oldest appellations in Bordeaux is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary. There was once a time when Haut Medoc was salt marshes not set for agriculture. However, Dutch engineers converted the marshes to be used for vinification with excellent gravel soil.   With so much history, there’s no doubt that any bottle of Chateau Cantemerle is going to be excellent.

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