Chateau Cantemerle 2011 : a Haut-Medoc wine with great aging potential
A 5th Classified Growth of 1855, the Chateau Cantemerle 2011 is produced in the Haut-Medoc appellation. The vines blossom over an area of 90 hectares, planted in soils of gravel and Quaternary silica. The aging is carried out for 16 months, with 12 months in barrel (50% new, 40% barrels used for one previous wine and 10% used for two) and 4 months in vats. Château Cantemerle 2011 blends 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
Chateau Cantemerle 2011 is a wine of great richesse. With its very nice and intense color, this wine displays great concentration. The tannins present a beautiful maturity and the wine reveals a nice acidity, signaling a great aging potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
An elegant, successful 2011, Cantemerle has produced a finesse-styled wine with a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of flowers, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries. With dramatic quality and purity, this medium-bodied effort possesses sweet tannins and a texture that builds incrementally. A lighter-styled, but beautifully crafted, well done 2011, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.