Original
125 Ratings
Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(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.

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    Plum, raspberry

    over 1 year
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 80 on Apr-92
  • Wine Spectator
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/99
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Good medium ruby . Reticent aromas of black cherry and licorice. Bright, tight and high-pitched, with very fresh flavors of dark fruits and flowers currently dominated by firm tannic spine. A bit youthfully tough and in need of at least several years of cellaring.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08