(From 2008 Vintage) The medium-bodied 2008 offers elegant notes of raspberries, red currants, crushed rocks and oak backed up by good concentration, sweet tannin and no hard edges.
The 1995 Cantemerle is drinking outstanding now! This medium bodied effort is a great idea for Bordeaux lovers who are looking for an excellent red to enjoy now while they wait for some of their newer 1999’s and 2000’s to mature. This estate has been a hot spot for Bordeaux lovers in recent years and demand continues for some of the back vintages from this estate. At this price point, the 1995 Cantemerle is a very attractive bargain and a delicious wine to enjoy tonight
Wine Advocate(From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 80 on Apr-92
Wine Spectator(From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/99
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.
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08