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Château Cantemerle

12 Rue d’Enghein, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Cantemerle is an ambitious fifth growth, making wines of third or fourth growth standard. Tasty stuff. 

Château Cantemerle 1997
Attractive open nose with smoky, mineralic and leafy-green notes. Full ripe palate with good concentration and some tannins. Quite complex. This is drinking nicely now and is an attractive, forward wine that will be good for a few years yet. Very good+

Les Allées de Cantemerle 1996
Lovely open nose showing cedar and minerals. Medium-bodied palate showing soft ripe fruit with a leafy edge. There are some tannins and good complexity. An expressive, lighter style claret. Very good

(Tasted November 2000)

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