Bordeaux for the cellar, crafted in famed Pessac-Leognan, home to the first growths for under $20 a bottle! One of the best values in Bordeaux today, Chateau de Chantegrive started out as a small two hectare vineyard in Podensac, a beautiful Italian like setting overlooking acacia trees and vines typical of the Graves appellation. Amongst the pomp and circumstance that is Bordeaux, Chantegrive hired Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, and increased the vineyards almost fifty fold. What they lack in grandness, they make up for in outstanding vineyards and unique soil. Planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the secret to the Chantegrive vineyards is found in the argilo-calcaire soils (clay and limestone), rare in the gravel-dominated Pessac. Still in its youth with a 20+ year drinking window ahead of it, now is the time to buy this amazing Bordeaux before the prices go up!
"Already showing balance between fruit and structure, this wine is ripe and dense. Juicy black fruits are highlighted by licorice and firm tannins that still leave room for acidity and black-currant flavors. Drink this wine from 2026. Cellar Selection." The Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points
"Red cherries and blackcurrant on the nose. This has such a great richness to it, not heavy but so deep you can just taste the layers and layers of fruit, oak spice and acidity. I like really the presence of this in the mouth, it's not completely integrated right now, there's a tiny bit of appealing sweetness but also some rusticity that comes across via dry tannins so it's not ready to drink, but it will be delicious in time. Precision winemaking on show - laser sharp with such detail! A top buy. Drinking Window 2024 - 2042" Decanter Magazine, 93 Points