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2011 Clos Cantenac French - Bordeaux "Grand Cru"

Clos Cantenac 2011 Grand Cru

Winery: Clos Cantenac

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Grand Cru"

Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: St. Emilion

State or country: France

Price: $75

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 22, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot based Grand Cru Bordeaux opens with a fragrant blackberry bouquet with hints of wood, cola and plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, delicate, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle blueberry with nicely integrated minerality, oak and a hint of red plum. The finish is dry, quiet and pleasant. The panel suggested pairing this Saint Emilion with veal scaloppini and lamb chops. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 2011 has been described by many in Bordeaux as 'the year of living dangerously. Clos Cantenac 2011 is made from 100% fully ripe young Merlot from our 16 year old vines. The wine shows a deep dense cherry red, with a hugely appealing zesty and lively nose of blackcurrant, blueberries and raspberries with a lush aromatic range of fresh red berries, Havana cigar, mocha, truffles, spice and a very subtle hint of graphite. On the palate, it displays the same smooth, lush and succulent bright red fruit, plum and black cherry flavours that spread right across the mouth with an impressive intensity of character that is both elegant and generous in delivery. It is deceptively soft with good weight and just the right amount of dryness to counter balance the richness of the wine. It has silky tannins and an extremely long elegant finish. This has produced a very interesting and fine wine that will continue to develop for some years to come and will benefit from careful cellaring. Drink 2015-2025.

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