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Château Cantinot - Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Blend of 55% merlot, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, is maturated in wooden vats. Is has a clean and pure, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, rasperry, loam and hints of licorice developing with aeration.




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Château Cantinot

Land, sea, and wines of character

Château Cantinot
Château Cantinot

As a lineage of entrepreneurs, the family Bouscasse has totally invested itself in the estate in the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. Each one knows which role to play and is staged with very fine touch by Florence and Yann. The latter are very attentive and demanding parents, as much for the wines of the chateau as for their children's commitment.

Since the 19th century, through the creation of a eau-de-vie trade company then of a fleet of boats transporting wines over the seas worldwide, the entrepreneurial family spirit shows that Yann is the true descendant on the maritime part. On the land part, Florence is from a family of merchants well-established in the Bordeaux region. In 2002, with their children, they both decided to buy Château Cantinot, superb mansion house surrounded by a vineyard all in one piece. On this soil of gravel, sand, clay and chalk, the Merlot sometimes roots in the seams of blue clay, and grows close to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The estuary is nearby, the terroir is present. By dint of hard work, pugnacity, investments—often by self-financing—the estate increases its surface area, the winery adapts to a very demanding and well-controlled vinification and ageing process. Stemming from a more advanced plot selection, les Tours de Cantinot will complete the range. Then the vineyard of the Château Haut Boutet, little brother with a more impetuous style, and since January 2010, the Château Capon with its pleasurable wine, are included in the thirty hectares that their son Nicolas, who started is career at the Château La Tour Carnet, vinifies and matures. Being conscious he can only make wines in osmosis with the terroir as it presents itself, he continuously paces up and down the vineyard, following his father's steps, to better comprehend and transcend the richness and substance it can offer. Vinification is operated in tronconic vats, in tuns, in barrels of non-Bordeaux size.

Olivier Dauga, oenologist and consultant known as the “Wine Tailor”, loves tradition,  terroir, and has deep respect for what the nature has to offer in order to bring out wonderful potions in the bottles. An external view committed in the spirit of the wines of Cantinot. His advices enabled Florence and Yann, still prompted by their entrepreneurship willpower, to give birth to the last of the range ... 'Orbite' (with an English pronunciation). It is THE very 'confidential' production par excellence, stemming from an outstanding vinification: whole bunches are poured in 710-liter microvinificators on rotary jacks (prototype has a value of €3,500) and will be matured in 300-liter barrels afterwards.“The wine has a lot of body, elegance, fruitiness, colour and a wide aromatic palet, its powerfulness has to be mastered. The 2009 is made of 50% Merlot and 50% Malbec. The 2010 is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. We expect to create an exceptional wine.” Florence explains.

“Orbite distinguishes itself by its blending, different for each vintage. It thus is a wine  of a class of its own, with a long finish, perfectly silky. Truly the cuvee for the most demanding palates...” Yann comments (the first vintage, the 2009, will be released at the end of 2011).
The fact that young siblings are involved in the running of an estate, especially in times of crisis in the vineyards, is rare enough to be underlined: Tristan is in charge of the trade part and travels the length and breadth of United States, Asia, Northern Europe (except Belgium where numerous other Bordeaux wines are very present) and soon Australia. Sophie finishes studying and will manage the future bed and breakfast (7 rooms) as well as the special event organization of the domain. As for Alexis, he chose to become a history and geography teacher, but even with a remote implication, he indirectly participates in the estate... What a beautiful cohesion than those two generations who strive on the same land! “For us nothing is systematic, whether it is in the vineyard, or in the winery, or for the collegiate decisions.”Florence confirms.
Story of respect, story of a family, for the continuity of a great adventure on the lands of Blaye swept by sea spray from the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.

Florence Varaine



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WINE ENTHUSIAST

Château Cantinot 2009 : Intensely rich, this mint-and red - fruit flavored wine is powered by its ripe fruit. The rannins give shape to the ripeness, and there's a line of acidity, concentrated as well as fresh.

Château Cantinot 2011 : Big, fruity and juicy, this is a wine for drinking now. It has lively acidity, a strong black-currant fruit character and good tnnins already well integrated. Its a wine that accentuates freshness.


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Château Cantinôt 2009

Château Cantinôt 2009
Château Cantinôt 2009

 

“This small property’s wines were new to me and a good discovery. Polished, with lovely balance and deliciously rounded palate, this would compare well with the more expensive well-known names from Saint-Emilion or Médoc” 95 pts, Sebastian Payne MW

The finely scented, ripe Cabernet in the mix demonstrates lovely fruit and a touch of real class. Medium bodied and sleek, with ample acidity and freshness, concentrated and tangy. Even has a saline edge. The palate is a well-judged balanced blend. Thoroughly enjoyable. Chapeau! 93 pts, Decanter Magazine

“This first came to my attention at a tasting organised by consultant Olivier Dauga in June 2010. Then and now I liked the freshness and drinkability. Under new Ownership since 2002, this is an estate to watch.” 91 pts, James Lawther MW

 


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Château Cantinot 2009 Les Tours de Cantinot Red (Premieres Côtes de Blaye)

Château Cantinot 2009 Les Tours de Cantinot Red (Premieres Côtes de Blaye)
Château Cantinot 2009 Les Tours de Cantinot Red (Premieres Côtes de Blaye)

 

Designation : Les Tours de Cantinot

Varietal : Bordeaux-style Red Blend

Appellation : Premieres Côtes de Blaye, Bordeaux, France
Alcohol : 13%
Bottle Size :750mL
Category : Red

With its rich tannins, this wine combines toastiness with swathes of black currant fruits. It has a dusty texture, giving it a structured, severe edge for aging.


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2014 CHATEAU CANTINOT

2014 CHATEAU CANTINOT
2014 CHATEAU CANTINOT

 

2014 Chateau Cantinot 
A Bordeaux Blend Dry Red Table wine from France,,Cotes de Blaye,Bordeaux,France

Review by Neal Martin

eRobertParker.com # 220 (Aug 2015)

Rating: 86 

Drink 2015 - 2017

Cost: $0

The 2014 Château Cantinot, which undergoes a vertical integration during vinification (à la Burgundy), has a very sweet blueberry and cassis nose, opulent and generous. The palate is sweet and almost Châteauneuf-like with light tannins and a touch of licorice on the finish. Easygoing with plenty of fruit, enjoy this over the next 3 or 4 years.

Importer(s): Anfora llc. California tel(847)453-4864 james.freveletti@anforawines.com


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New award for the Château Cantinot

CWSA (Chine Wine & Spirits Award), in 2015 Yann and Florence Bouscasse had an award for their wine Château Cantinot 2010.


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PRIMEUR 2015 TASTING

2014 Château Cantinot

Rating: 89

Price: 30$

Drink Date: 2015 - 2017

Date tasted: 15th Jun 2015

The 2014 Château Cantinot, which undergoes a vertical integration during vinification (à la Burgundy), has a very sweet blueberry and cassis nose, opulent and generous. The palate is sweet and almost Châteauneuf-like with light tannins and a touch of licorice on the finish. Easygoing with plenty of fruit, enjoy this over the next 3 or 4 years.

Reviewed by Neal Martin


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New medal !

IVth CHALLENGE TO THE BEST FRENCH WINES & SPIRITS FOR ASIA ORGANIZED BY ALLWINES & HKSA

New medal !
New medal !

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LAST DEGUSTATIONS WINE DONE BY ANDREAS LARSSON BEST SOMMELIER OF THE WORLD


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WINE ENTHUSIAST

CHATEAU CANTINOT2009  Intensely rich, this mint-and red - fruit flavored wine is powered by its ripe fruit. The rannins give shape to the ripeness, and there's a line of acidity, concentrated as well as fresh.

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2011 Big, fruity and juicy, this is a wine for drinking now. It has lively acidity, a strong black-currant fruit character and good tnnins already well integrated. Its a wine that accentuates freshness.


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GAULT ET MILLAU

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009 This easy drinking wine benefits fully from a bouquet drenched in red fruit aromas notes of sweet spice and a slightly toasted touch. The palate shows supple structure with welcome ans attractive freshness witnessed bu the elegance of well mastered winemaking. The finish delightfully cobnes fruit, finesse ans smoothness.


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STEPHAN BROOK

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009

VISUAL ASPECT  ruby-red, brillant

NOSE   melted woodiness, red berries compote

PALATE  supple first taste, good evolution. Confirm the nose. Sublim aftertaste !

MATCH WITH FOOD  rib of beef with marrows

COMMENTS  to decant for a pur moment of happiness

 


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GAULT ET MILLAU

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009 This easy drinking wine benefits fully from a bouquet drenched in red fruit aromas notes of sweet spice and a slightly toasted touch. The palate shows supple structure with welcome ans attractive freshness witnessed bu the elegance of well mastered winemaking. The finish delightfully cobnes fruit, finesse ans smoothness.


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WINE ENTHUSIAST

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009

Intensely rich, this mint and red fruit flavored wine is powered by its ripe fruit.The tannins give shape to the ripeness, and theres a line of acidity, concentrated as well as fresh. Rating 89


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DEGUSTATION PRIMEUR GAULT ET MILLAU

WINES TO BE DISCOVERED CHATEAU CANTINOT 2012

Beautiful supple wine, digestible, very nice and full of freshness and finesse. The wine for friends, for a simple and friendly time


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DECANTER BEST VALUE BORDEAUX

STARS FROM BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX

HIGHLY RECOMMANDED  INDIVIDUAL JUDGE'S SCORE

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009  SCORE 18/20  93pts/100

4 STARS

STEPHEN BROOK 18/20

JAMES LAWTHER MW 17.5/20

SEBASTIAN PAYNE MW 18.5/20

The finely scented, ripe Cabernet in the mix demonstrates lovely fruit and a touch o real class. Medium-bodied and sleek, with ample acidity and freshness, concentrated and tangy. 3Even has a saline edge. The palate is a well judged balance blend. Thoroughly enjoyable; Chapeau !

HIGHLY RECOMMANDED    INDIVIDUAL JUDGE'S SCORE

STEPHEN BROOK  18/20

JAMES LAUGHTER MW  15/20

SEBASTIAN PAYNE MW  19/20

LES TOURS DE CANTINOT 2009   4 STARS

Toasty blackcurrant nose. Medium-bodied, svelte and stylish, nicely shaped and finely tuned, with coffe notes and refined tanins. Still marked by polished oak ageing, but with quality of fruit below the surface and a lovely balance of flavours.

MY TOP THREE   STEPHEN BROOK

LES TOURS DE CANTINOT 2009  The Bouscasse family arrived here in 2002 and two of their cuvees showed exceptionally well. I like les Tours, made from the ripest grapes and aged in conical wooden vats. The regular Cantinot is shapely and elegant but les Tours is even more so-a wine of exemplary charm and balance 18/20   93/100

MY TOP THREE   JAMES LAWTHER  MW

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009

This first came to my attention at a tasting organised by consultant Olivier Dauga in june 2010. Then and now I like the freshness and drinkability. Under new ownership since 2002 this is an estate to watch. 17.5/20  91/100

MY TOP THREE  SEBASTIAN PAYNE MW

CHATEAU CANTINOT 2009 This small property's wine were new to me and a good discovery. Polished, with lovely balance and delicious rounded palate, this would compare well with more expensive well-known names from Saint Emilion or the Médoc. This small property exhibited the charm and fruity fragrance I was looking for. 18.5/20  95/100