Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc
    Château Cantemerle

    Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc,



    Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc, 2009

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Cantemerle, 5eme Cru Classé, Haut Medoc, 2009

    This is frequently one of our value picks. Cantemerle lies just to the south of Macau and enjoys a fine terroir, which in turn produces refined, delicate wines not that dissimilar to Margaux to the north. A tight knit bouquet, with brooding dark fruit overlaid with high toned berries and floral notes; very pretty. The palate offers plenty of depth with bright cherries, spice, and a wonderfully seductive texture of dark, deep, black velvet. The tannins are well rounded, ripe and one is left with a precise, pure fruit finish.

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2020 Cantemerle is deep garnet-purple in color. It features notes of cassis and black raspberries, with suggestions of tobacco, wild sage, and fragrant soil. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers cedar-laced black and red berry flavors, with a light chewiness to the texture and a refreshing, minerally finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2023 - 2037
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Cantemerle was very backward on the nose when I tasted it from bottle. Interestingly, I tasted two samples at different temperatures. The slightly warmer one is quite flamboyant, diametric to what I anticipated. The palate is quite powerful with a sweet core of blackberry and raspberry fruit, blood orange and cracked black pepper. Quite showy, though I would like to see more finesse and terroir expression on the finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    Drinking Window:
    2026 - 2040


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    Château Cantemerle

    Château Cantemerle

    Cantemerle is a 5ème cru classé, located in the appellation of Haut Medoc. It was the last entry in the 1855 Classification; in fact it was something of a late entry... Its viticultural history can be dated back to 1354, but at this time the estate was better known for other forms of agriculture, particularly cattle and cereals. Situated just to the south of Margaux, Cantemerle is currently making excellent value, classical wines that reward aging but as is the modern way can be accessed in their youth.

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