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2010 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

2010 Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux

The majestic 2010 vintage stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of quality by the vintners at Chateau Cantemerle. One finds themselves transported to the lush vineyards of Haut-Medoc upon tasting this exquisite creation. The climatic conditions of 2010 bolstered what one can only describe as a vinous ballet, exhibiting both grace and structure in the bottle.

 

An Exemplary Medoc Marvel

Haut-Medoc has long been revered for its ability to produce wines of grandeur and longevity, and the 2010 vintage from Chateau Cantemerle solidifies this reputation. The season's auspicious weather, marked by a dry summer and an optimally timed harvest, allowed for grapes that expressed the very pinnacle of ripeness and balance. This climactic serendipity imbued the 2010 Chateau Cantemerle with a depth that is beguiling to both the connoisseur and investor alike.

 

A Vintage Defined by Harmony and Prospect

The 2010 vintage from Chateau Cantemerle ensnares the senses with an olfactory tapestry rich in dark fruits, deftly interwoven with hints of tobacco and cedar. On the palate, it showcases prodigious tannins that suggest impressive ageing potential – a notion every fine wine investor seeks verification of. Moreover, its vibrant acidity lends an elegant framework that propels it towards a robust yet silken finish, evoking sensations of exquisite precision.

It is not merely the flavour profile but also the extraordinary equilibrium showcased by the 2010 vintage that heightens its splendour. What is presented is a Bordeaux wine that not only dazzles immediately but promises evolution and refinement over time. For those seeking a candidate for cellaring or perhaps as an astute addition to an investment portfolio, this particular year represents an exceptional choice.

Investment wisdom often parallels the art of viniculture itself: foresight, discernment,, and patience are rewarded. In the case of investing in 2010 Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle, one can rest assured that they are placing their trust in a vintage shaped by nature's largesse and human expertise – a blend destined for appreciative glasses in years to come.

Market price (USD)

$420.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

35

Scores and tasting notes

90

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Cantemerle gives up notes of cassis, baked plums and fragrant earth with hints of pencil shavings and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of bright, juicy fruit with a lively backbone and a bit of chew to the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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