Vintage 2020

Sélection Madame, St-Emilion Grand Cru, Château Cantenac

Product Code: ME02ZZRC

Tasting Notes

2020 : Beautiful deep and youthful color. Pure and elegant nose with ripe fruits (cherry, plum, raspberry…), soft forest floor, gentle toasting, touch of dried herbs. Generous and smooth attack, then lively and refreshing, vibrant fruitiness, with a fine and ripe tannins, touch chalky. Beautiful finish on balance and captivating vivid fruits. Youthful, developing, decanting highly recommended in 2023.

Profile

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
14
FRANCE
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Cork
Chateau Cantenac
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            [Notes1] => 2020 : Beautiful deep and youthful color. Pure and elegant nose with ripe fruits (cherry, plum, raspberry…), soft forest floor, gentle toasting, touch of dried herbs. Generous and smooth attack, then lively and refreshing, vibrant fruitiness, with a fine and ripe tannins,  touch chalky. Beautiful finish on balance and captivating vivid fruits. Youthful, developing, decanting highly recommended in 2023.			
			
			
			

            [Notes2] => The property covers 19 hectares,3.5 km west of the town of Saint Emilion. Located on the 45th parallel, Saint Emilion enjoys a moderate ocean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The soils are made up of sand/clay and gravel and the vineyards are planted at 6,600 vines per hectare. They are 35 years old on average and are farmed using sustainable viticulture. Selection Madame comes from a 15 hectare plot of sandy/gravel and clay/gravel and is a blend of Merlot (95%) and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (5%). 
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            [MediaNotes] => 91 James Suckling	88 Tasted by A. Larsson
90 Gilbert & Gaillard	
90 David Lawarson	

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About this product +

Viticulture >

The property covers 19 hectares,3.5 km west of the town of Saint Emilion. Located on the 45th parallel, Saint Emilion enjoys a moderate ocean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The soils are made up of sand/clay and gravel and the vineyards are planted at 6,600 vines per hectare. They are 35 years old on average and are farmed using sustainable viticulture. Selection Madame comes from a 15 hectare plot of sandy/gravel and clay/gravel and is a blend of Merlot (95%) and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (5%).

Winemaking >

Assemblage : 91% Merlot Sélection, 9% Cabernets Aging : 12 months in bordeaux oak barrels, 25% new oak. The natural elegance of Merlot, with a mild toasting like a perfume.

Awards +

91 James Suckling 88 Tasted by A. Larsson
90 Gilbert & Gaillard
90 David Lawarson

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