2014 Chateau Chantemerle, Medoc, Bordeaux, FR

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2014 Chateau Chantemerle, Medoc, Bordeaux, FR

Meltingly smooth Left Bank Cru Bourgeois Medoc with splendidly rounded tannins. Deliciously deep flavours of cassis (blackcurrant liqueur), juicy prunes and ripe black cherry with expressive notes of vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and cedar. A lovely floral hint of peonies. Powerful yet balanced. Aromatic, opulent and silky.

Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petit Verdot

Vintage: 2014 Color: Red Style: Dry

Producer: Chateau Chantemerle

Description:

The Médoc region is "the most famous red wine district in Bordeaux, and possibly the world", writes Master of Wine Jancis Robinson. It’s home to storied appellations like Pauillac and Margaux, which house big-name châteaux and very pricey wines (Think Chateau Margaux at over $1000/bottle). But head just outside of these areas, and you’ll find small, family-owned estates producing delicious Bordeaux at far friendlier prices. Enter Chateau Chantemerle.

Located in the heart of the Médoc, Château Chantemerle is a Cru Bourgeois estate owned by the acclaimed Cruchon family and is a classic Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot from vines with an average age of 30 years.

The quality shows in the glass – and in the awards cabinet. A true insider’s find: superb quality at an affordable price.

Tasting note:

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Grand Prix of Excellence Vinalies Nationales 2016

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Feminalise 2016

AWARDED GOLD MEDAL: Gilbert & Gaillard 2016

AWARDED SILVER MEDAL: Elle a Table 2016

AWARDED 91/100 POINTS: Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Steven Spurrier MW and Bordeaux expert describes this vintage as a ‘joy to taste’ and over delivers on all fronts.

Château Chantemerle is drinking beautifully. Cabernet Sauvignon imparts fresh plum flavors and a velvety texture, while Merlot lends ripe cassis and dark cherry. Well-balanced and smooth, this charming red is delightful on its own, or a fine match for pork roasts or aged cheeses.

Food Matches: Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison