Château Cantelys

+33 5 57 83 11 22 Château Smith-Haut-lafitte
Martillac, 33650
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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. – Description from AlexJelena

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  • Chateau Cantelys Pessac Leognan 2009

    Snoothrank:

    This wine takes some air to open up. Moderate color, not inky, soft tannin, some cedar in the nose with plum, spice, black currant and floral notes. Medium body with a fairly long finish. An enjoyable wine but at this price point, I could beat it with a Washington state red blend or cab. My rating-- 89. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Chateau Cantelys Pessac-Leognan Cl 2003

    Snoothrank:

    Unfortunately, upon opening our bottle, which we've saved for over a year, the aroma was off putting (similar to manure) and the taste the same. When examining the cork, it was mildewed - and we babied this bottle and were really looking forward to it. Read More

    Wine review by DiMuro


  • Château Cantelys Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2007

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    Wonderful white bordeaux. Initial funky petroleum aroma dissipated and was left with and elegant wine. Happy I have one more bottle. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


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