2021 Château Cantelys Blanc Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2021 Château Cantelys Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91
Crisp, vibrant, juicy, fresh, lemons and just squeezed grapefruit notes are all over the place here in the nose and in the lively, racy palate. This is a well-priced, white Bordeaux that really hits the spot. The wine blends 50% Sauvignon Blanc with 50% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2029. 91-91

Crisp, vibrant, juicy, fresh, lemons and just squeezed grapefruit notes are all over the place here in the nose and in the lively, racy palate. This is a well-priced, white Bordeaux that really hits the spot. The wine blends 50% Sauvignon Blanc with 50% Semillon. Drink from 2023-2029. 91-91

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When to Drink Chateau Cantelys, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Cantelys can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or so, 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 Cantelys is usually better with at least 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Cantelys offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-9 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Cantelys with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Cantelys is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will also warm up in the glass as the aromatics develop. Chateau Cantelys is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Chateau Cantelys is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.

Chateau Cantelys Blanc, the estate's white wine is the perfect wine to serve with shellfish, sashimi, sushi, all types of seafood, chicken, veal, and cheese.

Chateau Cantelys is a solid example of a great Bordeaux value-priced wine that offers that rare combination of a nice, easy-drinking style, with character and fair prices.

In July 2014, the Cathiard family continues expanding their holdings in Bordeaux with the purchase of Chateau Beauregard in Pomerol and Chateau Bastor Lamontagne in Sauternes. The Pomerol and Sauternes properties were purchased in a partnership between the Moulin Family, the owners of the large, French chain of Galerie Lafayette stores, and the Cathiard Family. They have since sold their interests in Bastor Lamontagne.

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