2018 - Petit Cantenac Grand Cru Saint-Emilion
06B8PECASDM _ 2018 - Petit Cantenac Grand Cru Saint-Emilion - 1x300cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantenac
Region
Bordeaux
Case size
1x300cl
Available Later

2018 PETIT CANTENAC GRAND CRU SAINT-EMILION - 1x300cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantenac
Region
Bordeaux
Case size
1x300cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £90.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2018 Petit Cantenac is composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested September 21 and 27 and October 3 and 11. It has 13.5% alcohol and is aging in barriques, 40% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with notes of crushed red and black cherries, warm redcurrants and black raspberries with wafts of garrigue, Provence herbs, underbrush and tar. The medium-bodied palate has loads of vibrant, crunchy red and black fruit with a frame of soft, rounded tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long with an herbal lift.

Region

Bordeaux

When the Romans first planted a few vines on the limestone outcrops of St Emilion in the early years of the first century, and tasted what was, by all accounts, rather thin, bitter wine, they can hardly have imagined that the region's greatest red wines would become the most sought afterfine wines in the world. From the days in the seventeenth century when the then owners of Ch Haut Brion, the de Pontac family, became the first to export to the UK, selling their wine in their own tavern, the Pontac's Head, red Bordeaux or claret has been the Englishman's favourite. The wines of the 1855 Classification are merely the tip of the iceberg. Bordeaux AC accounts for about half of all wine produced in the area, from vineyards outside the regional or communal appelations and often blended by the negociant houses. Simpler beasts these although still clearly related to their more illustrious cousins - relatively light and fresh, full of fruit, with soft tannins making for delicious, and good value, early drinking.