2002 Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc
73 Ratings
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73 Ratings
2002 Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc

Wine Description

Medium saturated ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, espresso, cocoa powder and sexy oak spices. Sweet on entry, then supple in the middle, with an edge of acidity. Finishes with good breadth, tongue-dusting tannins and notes of black fruits and mint.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Attractively aromatic, fruit, charm and spice from the Merlot, elegant firmness from the Cabernet and overall finesse and balance.

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Medium saturated ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, espresso, cocoa powder and sexy oak spices. Sweet on entry, then supple in the middle, with an edge of acidity. Finishes with good breadth, tongue-dusting tannins and notes of black fruits and mint.

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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 80 on Apr-92
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • 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.