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2010 Chateau Cantemerle 'Les Allees de Cantemerle'


Deep ruby colour with a tight rim, 2010 is lightish with quite ample black fruit with smoky and leathery tones. The palate reflects the nose- it is shortish yet structured. Well-balanced with good acidity and a 13% alcohol level, this second wine from Chateau Cantemerle. Blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Ageing 12 months in French oak barrels and vats. The right time to drink with fresh fruit with two years to go(ample tannins, ample acidity and fruit).. Not many scores on this vintage: Wine-Searcher gives a score of 89; CT gives 88. Hence, it may be still of value.


The official site writes about the wine as follows. The second wine of Château de Cantemerle, Les Allées de Cantemerle, is produced mainly from the young vines of the estate. It always has rare to achieve such refinement in fruit aromas for wines at this level. It can be drunk very young when the charm and the fruit dominate and blend with the taste of vanilla from the barrels where it has matured. This wine is then that of the modern consumer, who likes fresh tannins. For example, Vivino tasters the most popular vintage from Cantemerle.


However, it can also be drunk ancient when it displays this impeccable presence, this understated distinction, and these incomparable aromas. By this, it is akin to the rare wines in the world that can span several decades.

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