2017 Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2017 Château Cantemerle  (Haut-Médoc) 91
Bright, fresh, crisp, and crunchy with a floral and mint accent to the red fruits on the medium-bodied, vibrant palate. Drink from 2022-2035.

Bright, fresh, crisp, and crunchy with a floral and mint accent to the red fruits on the medium-bodied, vibrant palate. Drink from 2022-2035.

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Floral in nature, the fruit is ripe, crisp and even a bit sharp, but the tannins are soft and there is a lot of juicy, sweet fruit in the medium bodied, berry-filled finish.

Floral in nature, the fruit is ripe, crisp and even a bit sharp, but the tannins are soft and there is a lot of juicy, sweet fruit in the medium bodied, berry-filled finish.

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When to Drink Chateau Cantemerle, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Cantemerle needs some time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Cantemerle is usually better with at least 7-10 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Cantemerle offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Cantemerle with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Cantemerle is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Older vintages might also need decanting, for both aerating and removing the sediment.

The wine of Chateau Cantemerle is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Cantemerle is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

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