Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc
76 Ratings
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76 Ratings
Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

FranceBordeaux

Wine Description

Deep red. Pure aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice, lifted by minty and herbal nuances. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, with spices and a light herbal quality contributing to the impression of lift and definition. Finishes with dusty tannins that seem a bit less gritty than they appeared to be a year ago from barrel.

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.

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Deep red. Pure aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice, lifted by minty and herbal nuances. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, with spices and a light herbal quality contributing to the impression of lift and definition. Finishes with dusty tannins that seem a bit less gritty than they appeared to be a year ago from barrel.

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    earthy, decanted for over an hour, red fruit at the end, little tobacco leaf, very well made

    over 4 years
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    good aroma, bitter aftertaste, strong tannins

    over 3 years
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    decent Bordeaux

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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