Château Cantelaudette has been a force in the Graves de Vayres regions since it was established in the 1870’s. Not only is the winery blessed with the gravelly loam soil enjoyed there, it is perfectly nestled on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne River. The proximity to both the river and the ocean brings a warming influence that helps to fully ripen the grapes.
This one is simply way too stinking good for the price tag. It definitely benefits from an exceptionally age-worthy vintage, but shows such bright, ripe fruit right up front along with the backbone to continue to gracefully age if you have a few years of patience.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This wood-aged wine with its rich, jammy Merlot is now just maturing. The black fruits and firm tannins are there but have softened into a comfortable relationship. With the smoky character coming through to add complexity, the wine is now ready to drink.