2019 - Ch Cantemerle 5ème Cru Haut-Médoc
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantemerle
Region
Haut-Médoc
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2026 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
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2019 CH CANTEMERLE 5ÈME CRU HAUT-MÉDOC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantemerle
Region
Haut-Médoc
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2026 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £210.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, June 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    An absolute beauty, this wine is gracious, refined and hugely gratifying. This fine property sits on the edge of the Margaux and bears all the hallmarks of its neighbouring appellation thanks to its silky texture and generous sweet summer fruits. The 2019 is ripe and juicy, with round tannins that give fullness and depth, and culminates in a long, controlled finish. As fine a Cantemerle as I have tasted for many years and a tremendous buy.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2019 Cantemerle has a ripe and sensual bouquet with ample black cherry and blueberry scents that burst from the glass, flecks of dark chocolate and clove emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins that impart a fleshier mouthfeel compared to previous vintages. It works well because there is still ample structure underneath and cunningly disguised. Smooth as silk on the finish, this is simply a delicious Cantemerle. 2024-2050

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2019 Cantemerle is fabulous. Deep, inky and super expressive, Cantemerle is a real standout in 2019. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, grilled herbs, rose petal, spice, sweet pipe tobacco and mint are some of the many notes that develop here with a bit of coaxing. More than anything else, it is the wine's extraordinary balance and sense of harmony that stand out here. Don't miss this!

  • JS

    James Suckling, May 2020,
    Score: 93-94

    Crushed berries and walnuts with red-chili and mushroom notes. It’s medium-to full-bodied and soft. Juicy at the end. Ripe tannins and good balance.

  • DC

    Decanter, June 2020,
    Score: 92

    Enticing aromatics, clear cassis fruits, astringency on the tannins which bodes well for the ageing as they also have good pliability. Not quite up with their very best vintages but we are getting close here, with tension to the core of the wine, well-judged berry fruit extraction, and clear structure overall. Great Médoc signature. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Drink 2027-2042

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    Really quite graceful in a Margaux sort of way. Fresh, zesty nose with cassis and graphite notes. Juicy and long with plenty of delicately etched tannins offering refinement to the palate. Sufficient fruit weight. Clean, persistent finish with no excess. (JL) Drink 2026 – 2034

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, June 2020,
    Score: 92-94

    Fresh picked flowers, oak, wet earth, cassis and blackberry aromas start off the wine. Medium-bodied, with silky, soft, elegant textures, sweet, ripe, delicate fruits and a refined, fruit-filled finish.

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Producer

Château Cantemerle

One of the only three non-communal classified growths (with La Lagune and Cantenac), Château Cantemerle is located in Macau, a village due south of Margaux. Despite its classic claret spirit, it has an unusual connection to vineyards thousands of miles away. In the early 1980s, much of Cantemerle's Cabernet Franc was changed to Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot by top grafting. Mexican viticulturalists, specialists in this field, were flown in from the Napa Valley to carry out the procedure. Quite an extraordinary project for a ‘mere' Haut Médoc.

Region

Haut-Médoc

The Haut-Médoc is an appellation within the Médoc that stretches along the left bank of the Gironde from Blanquefort in the south to the north of Bordeaux. The region encompasses the more famous communes of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. Following the 1855 classification many of its most famous estates were classified and scored as first, second, third, fourth or fifth growths. This was based on their social and commercial positions at the time. Most of these classed growths use the village appellation name, such as Pauillac. However five of these classed growths fell outside a village appellation so take the name Haut-Médoc. Many of the vineyards which are classified as Haut-Médoc may actually also be referred to as Cru Bourgeois wines. These wines have lower permitted yields and so offer great value for money.