Chateau Chantemerle 2007

This wine is not Chateau Cantemerle from Haut Medoc and of "entry level" grand cru fame, but Chateau Chantemerle: an estate from the Medoc region that I'd not yet tried.  The sort of potentially missed subtle difference that I honestly dread in writing up wine reviews.  Now to the wine: a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot and 5% cabernet franc and petit verdot, it had an overt oaky aroma, but was marred on the palate by a bitter, stalky note.  Apparently chasing a modern style, this wine is not really recommended even at the price.  78 points.

Price: $24
Source: retail (Dan Murphy's)
Abv: 13%

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  1. I had a bottle of this on Saturday night (Nov 2011) and it was quite good I thought for $22. It had plenty of character and I didn't detect too much 'green stalkiness'. I could drink it regularly although $22 is not amazing value for money. I bet in France it is about 7 or 8 Euros at most.

  2. Ah, that's interesting, and I can be a bit over-sensitive to green characters in cabernet. It might be a case of some bottle variation, which is fairly notorious for me with Bordeaux at this price point. If you found a good batch, buy more, though if the one I had is anything to go by, don't get too many!



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