2021 Ch Cantemerle 5ème Cru Haut-Médoc - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cantemerle
  • Region Haut-Médoc
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2026 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2021 - Ch Cantemerle 5ème Cru Haut-Médoc - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Cantemerle
  • Region Haut-Médoc
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2026 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £108.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 88-90

    The 2021 Cantemerle has a pleasant, cedar-inspired bouquet, the light black fruit gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and quite structured, revealing classic tobacco notes toward a finish of decent length. This will do fine as an early-drinking claret. Drink 2026 - 2036

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 90-91

    The 2021 Cantemerle is a very strong effort in a challenging year, offering up aromas of blackcurrants and plums mingled with hints of spice box, black truffle and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, it's supple and succulent, with a generous core of fruit and a saline finish. It's sure to number among the sleepers of the vintage.

  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    This fifth-growth estate fully justifies its inclusion in the 1855 classification, as shown by its excellent performance in 2021. Ample, rich cherry and boysenberry flavours, with a touch of dark olive and spice. The tannins give breadth and additional layers of weight, and the finish is long, enlivened by a fresh, saline lift of acidity. A wine to look out for.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    Bright, crisp, fresh, juicy and focused on its red currant nose. Medium-bodied, savory, with soft, minty edge to the bright, red fruits on the palate, you can drink this on the young side. The wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2042.

  • Jane Anson, April 2022, Score: 87

    Bright dark fruit, well constructed with fresh acidities and a leafy, rose stem aspect the emphasies the Caberrnet. There is juice on the finish here, but hard tannins also, and it needs further softening over ageing. Tasted twice. 50hl/h yield, generous for the vintage, 40% new oak.

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 thi...Read more

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.Read less

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.