A very classic Haut-Médoc
This very elegant wine is distinguished from its more illustrious sibling by offering full enjoyment at an earlier age. With airy tannins and a soft presence in the mouth, it shows an attractive freshness, great finesse and a finish notable for its surprisingly rich aromatic expression, but it is a seductive elegance which truly defines the wine.
- Second wine of Château Cantemerle
- 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc
- Only 160 000 bottles produced
Food Pairing: A family meal will highlight its qualities nicely, such as poultry, a blanquette or cutlets in cream.
Cellaring: Ready to drink now.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
This second wine comes mainly from the château’s young vines, and is made like its elder brother. Les Allées de Cantemerle has the same personality as the grand vin,
but a shorter ageing potential. As it ages more quickly, Les Allées de Cantemerle is generally ready to be consumed within several years of the vintage.