Cantemerle’s new proprietors believe in producing delicate, beautifully wrought, finesse-styled wines that require some introspection. The deep ruby-hued 2005 displays aromas of licorice, roasted herbs, sweet cherries, and flowers. In the mouth, the wine seems almost light in comparison to its peers, but it possesses an ethereal seriousness, purity, and overall harmony that are striking for its delicacy and finesse. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, it should be at its finest between 2012-2025+ (Apr08)
90 points | Robert Parker Jnr., The Wine Advocate

Cantemerle’s vineyard is situated on fine, deep gravel in the Macau and Ludon villages of the Haut-Médoc appellation. A rich variety of factors produce complex, balanced, and refined wines, which reflect the exceptional nature of Cantemerle’s terroir. The property’s quality has firmly established it in the pack of the Médoc’s classed growths, and its continued presence there will always be due to the intrinsic quality of its terroir and how successfully it finds expression in each year’s wine

(VI1005)

Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Chateau Cantemerle
SKU VI1005