Cellar it for up to 20 years. It is recommended to decant it for an hour.
The history of the Cantemerle vineyard has its origins in the Middle Ages, with the lords of Cantemerle. After changing ownership several times, the castle became the property of Mutuelles d'Assurance de SMABTP in the 1980s. Chateau Cantemerle, Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is one of the flagships of the DOC Haut-Médoc. The historic 90-hectare vineyard produces elegant and refined wines that reflect the spirit of the property and the people who animate it.
The wine is an elegant blend of 71 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 4 % Petit Verdot. The grapes come from 30 years old vines, planted on quaternary gravel and silica soil. The wine ages in 40% new French oak barrels for 12 months.
Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc is a wine that expresses great elegance. The color is deep and intense, with ruby red nuances. The nose reveals a good aromatic intensity, with fruity notes of cherry, currant and floral scents. With aging, Chateau Cantemerle becomes more complex and offers harmonious aromas influenced by aging in wood. On the palate, it is juicy, fleshy and dense, with a vegetal hint, round tannins, and a nice fruity finish. Its good structure will be the best partner for roast veal with chanterelles, and grilled red meats.