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2019 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

The 2019 Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux

In the intricate tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, the 2019 Chateau Cantemerle emerges as a testament to the finesse that Chateau Cantemerle's terroir can express. This particular year has crafted a narrative of balance and poise, a vintage bespeaking the winemaking artistry at the historical Fifth Growth estate.

 

Artful Expression of a Distinguished Terroir

The 2019 vintage in Haut-Médoc bore witness to climatic generosity, gracing the vines with ideal conditions—the hallmark of this excellent year at Chateau Cantemerle. Epitomizing Haut-Médoc's quintessential character, the 2019 Chateau Cantemerle intricately unfolds to reveal rich layers of cassis and black cherry suffused with refined tannins indicative of its storied lineage.

 

A Study in Harmony: The Sensorial Fingerprint of 2019

Upon degustation, one is greeted by the harmonious interplay between structure and suppleness in this wine—a paragon of composure. A bouquet resplendent with violet and subtle tobacco entices the olfactory senses, leading to an opulent yet elegant ensemble on the palate wherein dark fruit notes dance with traces of sweet spice and earthy undertones.

Against a backdrop of potential unpredictability, 2019 has been adeptly steered by adept viticulturists and winemakers at Chateau Cantemerle to produce a vintage that radiates mastery over adversity. Not only does it stand on its own with impressive stature, but the measured poise of this vintage also marks it as a savvy acquisition for astute fine wine investors.

 

Conclusion: Emblematic Elegance Meets Savvy Investment

The wisdom encapsulated in every bottle of the 2019 Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle is unmistakable. With its poised expression and layered complexity, it proudly joins the pantheon of collectible wines that aficionados and investors alike seek out. This vintage is not merely an embodiment of the best that Haut-Médoc can yield; it is a beacon for those who aspire to possess a piece of Bordeaux's magnificent viticultural heritage in their portfolios.

Current market price

$330.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

20

Scores and tasting notes

89-91

Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2019 Cantemerle springs from the glass with exuberant notions of raspberry preserves, crushed blackcurrants and Morello cherries plus hints of cloves, cassia, eucalyptus and melted chocolate with a waft of dried herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate has a real skip in its step with crunchy red and black fruit flavors and a racy line of freshness, finishing a little chewy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 July 2020

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