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Château Cantemerle 5ème Grand Cru Classé  1996 - Lot of 12 Bottles
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Château Cantemerle 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

Pleasant and elegant from the outset, this Bordeaux cru has good aging potential

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Lot Description: Château Cantemerle 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1996

Lot description

  • Quantity 12 Bottles
  • Level:12 into-neck
  • Label: 12 good appearance
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: Yes
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Haut Médoc
  • Classification: 5ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Mutuelle du Bâtiment et des Travaux publics
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit verdot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 90
  • Volume: 300000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 52
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château Cantemerle's wine is full of charm, developing flavours of black cherry and blackberry. Its tannins are silky on the palate and linger well. Pleasant and elegant from the outset, the wine has a good aging potential. It expresses the fullness of its aromas and all its power and complexity after a decade. To the delight of wine enthusiasts, the wines eventually become more supple and velvety. This high-quality cru classé is excellent value for money.

    An 1855 Cru Classé, Château Cantermerle's vineyard consists of plots of fine gravel soil beside the Gironde estuary.

    Wine production at this property can be traced back to 1350, which now belongs to the French insurance group, Mutuelles d'Assurances du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics. The beautiful château has a magnificent park and a particularly well-cared for vineyard. The grapes are harvested and meticulously sorted by hand; each plot is then vinified separately in oak vats. The selection process at the blending stage determines what proportions of which vats go into the first and second wines, with rigorous respect for the maintenance of cru classé quality.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
87/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
85/100Wine Spectator
15,5/20Jancis Robinson
15/20RVF
91/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
(...) Rubis foncé de robe, avec un doux nez de framboise subtilement nuancé de notes d'acacia et de chêne neuf, [le Cantemerle 1996] révèle en bouche, outre une élégance et des proportions d'excellent aloi, une grande douceur et des tannins solides. Source : Robert Parker (1/99)