2010 Chateau Cantegril
Chateau Cantegril – Barsac
RELEASED 24th May 2011 – £157/case bottles or £173/case half bottles
Bill Blatch: Very similar in style to its sibling Doisy Daene, with similar bright energetic grapefruit tones of fruitiness, and a refreshing deftness of touch, however with more absolute sweetness and less acidity than the Doisy.
Wine Spectator: 90-93/100 – Quite juicy and primal, with sweet pear, candied green apple and green fig notes carried by a frankly sweet finish. This has a ways to go before it settles in.
Rene Gabriel: 18/20
Jancis Robinson: 15/20 – Drink 2015-2023. Dense and oaky – but the fruit doesn’t have quite the density for the oak. Bit sticky. Residual Sugar 150 g/l, Total Acidity 3.85 g/l, Alcohol 13.8%.
Jean-Marc Quarin: 15.75/20
Neal Martin: 89-91/100 – The 2010 Chateau Cantegril has a pure nose with lifted scents of lemon curd and honey. The palate has a lively entry with racy acidity, and despite its linear finish, it exhibits admirable tension and poise, and seems to blossom with touches of brioche and vanilla with continued aeration. This is a lovely Cantegril.