Chateau Cantemerle 2009

 1 Double-Magnum (3L)

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 color 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
Wine Spectator : 91 / 100
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

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

Decanter
17

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM93

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

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

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Haut-Medoc

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Cantemerle

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
91+

Allergens
Contains sulfites