Original
110 Ratings
Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc
$64.99 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Showing a deep, elegant red color with a complex bouquet of coffee and vanilla carrying subtle notes of exotic wood, Cantemerle is an elegant wine showing style and breeding. There is no finer expression of vintage character and Haut-Médoc terroir, where sandy and stony soils are light, warm and free-draining. This is expressed through well-incorporated tannins and a happy marriage of softness and vivacity on the finish. Very ripe Merlot and aged Cabernets—the Médoc’s pride—also make a welcome contribution.

(2009 Vintage) Soft and silky on the palate with an almost Right Bank feel, the 2009 Ch. Cantemerle is full if generous, mulberry fruit and supple tannins. The fruit is well balanced by the refreshing acidity, leading to a crisp, clean finish.

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    RP92-94, bought en primeur for delivery 2012-13. drink 2015-2040

    about 6 years
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    Earthy

    11 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07.
  • 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.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08