2018 - Petit Cantenac Grand Cru Saint-Emilion
06B8PECA6PK _ 2018 - Petit Cantenac Grand Cru Saint-Emilion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantenac
Region
St Emilion
Drinking
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

2018 PETIT CANTENAC GRAND CRU SAINT-EMILION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Cantenac
Region
St Emilion
Drinking
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £92.50 (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

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.