Did you know that Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine-producing appellation in Bordeaux? That's right. It dates as far back as ancient Rome, and since then it's become one of the worlds leading regions for fine wine. Over time, as the quality of these world-class wines rose so did the price tag. Clos Cantenac is different. They deliver wines of superior quality without breaking the bank.
The 2018 Petit Cantenac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is the second label from this upstart Domaine. The current ownership took over the 200-year-old winery in 2007 and has quickly ascended the Saint-Emilion hierarchy.The late French wine icon and former editor of Decanter,Steve Spurrier,tells us,"The wines of Clos Cantenac have a good “polish” about them and a fine sense of place."
The limestone plateau which creates Saint-Emilion's exceptional terroir is distinctly expressed through the estate's deft winemaking. It's beautiful and intense with fresh rich notes of black plums, figs, raspberries, and fine leather. A full-bodied delicacy that puts firm carefully weighted tannins on display. A dense savory and earthy character finishes with restraint and poise.
This singular expression unveils a new drinking experience for Grand Cru Saint-Emilion at this price point. At 40% off, the heavy bottle and first-rate caliber of this 2018 right bank marvel will leave you in awe without decimating your finances.
From Antonio Galloni's 96 point vintage, this is one bargain you don't want to miss. Stock up now before our stolen restaurant allocation is ransacked.