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%
July 21, 2010

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