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Château Cantelys Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2004

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"Very dark crimson, full and opulent but held in check by Graves freshness.Very successful. Both modernists and traditionalists should like it."<br/>(Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com - 16-Oct-2006)

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Château Cantelys:
THE NOBLE BOSQ FAMILY STARTED GROWING GRAPES HERE AS EARLY AS 1365. THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED IN THE 18TH CENTURY BY SCOTSMAN GEORGE SMITH, WHO GAVE THE ESTATE ITS PRESENT NAME. HE ALSO BUILT THE MANOR HOUSE AND EXPORTED HIS - BY NOW FAMOUS - WINE TO ENGLAND ON HIS OWN SHIPS. IN 1842, MR. DUFFOUR-DUBERGIER, MAYOR OF BORDEAUX , INHERITED THE ESTATE FROM HIS MOTHER, AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO A G... Read more
THE NOBLE BOSQ FAMILY STARTED GROWING GRAPES HERE AS EARLY AS 1365. THE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED IN THE 18TH CENTURY BY SCOTSMAN GEORGE SMITH, WHO GAVE THE ESTATE ITS PRESENT NAME. HE ALSO BUILT THE MANOR HOUSE AND EXPORTED HIS - BY NOW FAMOUS - WINE TO ENGLAND ON HIS OWN SHIPS. IN 1842, MR. DUFFOUR-DUBERGIER, MAYOR OF BORDEAUX , INHERITED THE ESTATE FROM HIS MOTHER, AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO A GRAND CRU. IMPRESSED BY SMITH HAUT LAFITTE'S EXCELLENT QUALITY, THE LOUS ESCHENAUER COMPANY DISTRIBUTED THE WINE ALL OVER THE WORLD STARTING IN EARLY 20TH CENTURY, DECIDING TO BUY THE ESTATE IN 1958. IN 1990, DANIEL CHATIARD FELL IN LOVE WITHE THE PROPERTY AND JOINED THE LIST OF PRESTIGIOUS OWNERS, FIRMLY INTENDING TO FURTHER ENHANCE SMITH HAUT LAFITTE'S TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE. Read less
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Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
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3.00 5
02/18/2008

A Brett bomb. "Old boots" and forest underbelly masking dark fruit and graphite. Aged beyond its years. Very drinkable if you are one who enjoys the decadence and immorality of opium dens, brothels and large scale government conspiracy theories that are born in such places.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Served as a blind wine in an all CaliCab dinner. Disclaimer: I was under the impression it was a Cali so I may have gone into this wrong. :)Medium dark color. Good balance and mouthfeel. I initially spot either Petite Verdot and Cab Franc so I knew it was a blend. A bit subdued and reserved, this was pretty and elegant. I did miss my fruit though. There were some dark red cherries and plums. A little neutral oak was coming through as well. Reminded me of a few Phelps Insignias I have had. Not the best guy to judge Bordeaux so the egg on my face took a while to dry when I took a way off base guess. All in all a very nice wine indeed.


External Reviews for Château Cantelys Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: Morrell & Company
05/12/2008

Exotic, smoky, spicy, very alluring wine. Rather open, not fabulously concentrated, but there is a good presence created by a nice grip and freshness of fruit. Rather gentle. Certainly appealing, which again should make for very good drinking in the future.


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01/29/2009

"A sensational effort and one of the stars of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte's 2004 possesses an inky/blue/purple-tinged color as well as a sumptuous nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, and blackberries. Surprisingly



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"Very dark crimson, full and opulent but held in check by Graves freshness.Very successful. Both modernists and traditionalists should like it."<br/>(Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com - 16-Oct-2006)

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