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Wine "Les Allees de Cantemerle", Haut-Medoc AOC, 2008

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Tasting Notes


Wine brilliant, deep ruby ​​color.


Nice, rich, fresh and fruity taste of the wine has a soft texture, sweet tannins, good acidity and a long clean finish with notes of coffee.


Bright and fresh aroma of the wine shows tones of black currant and blackberry, gradually developing shades of coffee and smoked.


The wine goes well with meat dishes, big game, grilled meat and cheeses.

Interesting Facts

"Les Alla de Kantmerl" - the second, the "younger" wine Chateau Kantmerl. Wine Chateau Cantemerle always hit a rare delicacy of its fruity taste. "Les Allees de Cantemerle" has its own individual character and charm. It has a mild pleasant flavor seduces his frankness and generosity at the same time. The wine is created from a blend of grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grown on sand and gravel soils. The vineyard is located in the commune of Macau O'Medok. Vineyard area of ​​67 hectares, the average age of the vines - 20 years. Harvested by hand. After fermentation desteblirovaniya performed for 6-8 days at 26-28 ° C and 30-day maceration. Then the wine is aged in new French barrels (20%), two-year (40%) and three-year barriques (40%). Before bottling the wine is not filtered. Wine is recommended to use until 2018.

Vintage 2008 - this wine with a bright future, much higher than just a "second wine". At a young age the wine shows a sharp tannic edge, which, in turn, are a sign of quality and promising durability. Therefore, before serving wine is recommended to decant. With age (3-5 years after bottling) tannins are soft and sweet and give a good impression in the taste of butter.

Chateau Kantrmel - this is a appellasone O-Medoc, Bordeaux. A wine that is produced here, the latest hit in the top 5's Grand Cru in the official classification of Bordeaux wines in 1885. Historically, this wine did not appear in the classification list presented at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1885, although it was included in all the lists published after 1856. In memory of this incident in some editions lists still put an asterisk in front of Chateau Kantmerl. By itself, the estate has a long history - the first mention of it belongs to the XII century, and the practice of winemaking has appeared here in the XIV century. In the XIX century vineyards were seriously affected by the invasion of phylloxera and downy mildew - wine production decreased by 50% percent. At the end of the XX century the estate was sold to the French insurance group "Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Bâtiment et des Travaux Public", which is very successfully invested in local vineyards and equipment.


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