(From 2007 Vintage) Good deep color, attractive fragrant fruit, quite fully and nicely ripe on attack, just a touch of green in the middle, but a very well-made wine in this year and more weight than usual.
(From 1997 Vintage) In accordance with the Cordier and now the winemaking philosophy of Philippe Dambrine, the style of Cantemerle has changed, beginning with the 1981 vintage. The color of the wine has darkened and the wine has taken on an extra richness and measure of fruit. It has exquisite flavors and it is rare to find fruit flavors of such refinement.
Decanter(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Lovely cherry red rim, with distant fruits on the nose. Crisp and beautifully balanced fruit on the nose; solid body and structure on the palate with rich fruits. A very attractive and very fine wine.
Wine Spectator(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.
Wine Spectator(From 1961 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/96
Wine Spectator(From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2005 Vintage) Smelling a bit riper than many from this section of the Left Bank, the wine starts with aromas of currants and berries with toasty oak in hot pursuit. It is, however, less complete in its flavors that suggest a bit of concentration but fall short on depth and drift into muscular dryness at the finish. It has a good chance to find a more open stance in time, and it would not be the worst idea to take a chance by laying away a few bottles.