2010 was a superb vintage in Bordeaux that will go down in history for its great quality, so it’s worth the effort to search out those great value gems that still exist from 2010 while one can. Chateau Cantemerle is a Bordeaux property that is capable of producing very good wines that compare with the likes of Ch. Batailley in terms of the value it can offer.
Classic Claret, elegant and charming, medium bodied with good ageing potential and best of all, well priced. Named as a 5ème Cru Classé in the 1855 classification and situated just outside the Margaux Appellation, it’s one of the first classed growths one encounters in the Medoc, as one drives up from the city of Bordeaux.
Wine critics the world over see Chateau Cantemerle as offering some of the best value in Bordeaux with its combination of good quality and modest pricing. It is not an investment wine, but particularly from an exemplary vintage such as 2010, this wine has cellared effortlessly and is always be a joy to drink.
This is absolutely terrific! Always reliable, good value but perhaps a little too steady, their 2010 takes it up several notches and on to a whole new level.
Stunningly deep ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of spring flowers intermixed with perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes, it exhibits a sort of cool-climate character. Broad, rich and intense on the palate, the wine has plenty of tannins, but they are sweet and well-integrated. Everything is delicately entwined into this beautiful, medium to full-bodied, dense purple wine.