Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0935 ratings
9.0160 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Confrérie de la Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage d'Albany; 3 November 2019 at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY

Fifth Course
Beef
Sous Vide Braised Short Rib, Corn Milk, Pod Peas, Smoked Potato Angolotti, Braising Nectar

(Perfect pairing, bottle was still youthful but in a prime, enjoyable drinking window!)

Confrérie de la Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage d'Albany; 3 November 2019 at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY

Fifth Course
Beef
Sous Vide Braised Short Rib, Corn Milk, Pod Peas, Smoked Potato Angolotti, Braising Nectar

(Perfect pairing, bottle was still youthful but in a prime, enjoyable drinking window!)

Nov 8th, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

From the much maligned 2011 vintage. 47 % cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot. Very shy in the beginning, this wine improves spectacularly with decanting. Smells like cassis and cedarwood. Medium-bodied old-school Bordeaux with slightly rustic tannin, but well-balanced and a nice food wine. Not up to Cru Classé level, but so is the price. Very good value at 26 euro

From the much maligned 2011 vintage. 47 % cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot, 7% cabernet franc, 3% petit verdot. Very shy in the beginning, this wine improves spectacularly with decanting. Smells like cassis and cedarwood. Medium-bodied old-school Bordeaux with slightly rustic tannin, but well-balanced and a nice food wine. Not up to Cru Classé level, but so is the price. Very good value at 26 euro

Sep 11th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Located in southern Bordeaux Medoc near villages Macau & Ludon, designated a great growth 1855 Classification. Blend; 52% Cab Sauv, 39% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new oak for 12 months + 4 months in vats before bottling. Rich and dark with berry aromas, complex and enticing. On the palate perfectly ripe blackberry and black cherry with earthy dried herbs, some tobacco and spice. Fine tannins, well balanced with acidity building to a great finish. Very special.

Located in southern Bordeaux Medoc near villages Macau & Ludon, designated a great growth 1855 Classification. Blend; 52% Cab Sauv, 39% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new oak for 12 months + 4 months in vats before bottling. Rich and dark with berry aromas, complex and enticing. On the palate perfectly ripe blackberry and black cherry with earthy dried herbs, some tobacco and spice. Fine tannins, well balanced with acidity building to a great finish. Very special.

Aug 19th, 2019
Theo Olinger

Cocoa, raspberry, plum, nice legs, very well balanced

Cocoa, raspberry, plum, nice legs, very well balanced

Jul 26th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Lovely nose, smoke, raspberry, tobacco, olive, herbs, juicy, balanced, pure, lovely tannins. Long. Mineral. Good cut.

Lovely nose, smoke, raspberry, tobacco, olive, herbs, juicy, balanced, pure, lovely tannins. Long. Mineral. Good cut.

Jul 1st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 mocca cacao cedar build for the future black fruit #hautmedoc

Vintage 2015 mocca cacao cedar build for the future black fruit #hautmedoc

Dec 18th, 2018
Matt Trader

Blind tasting night - Considered Bordeaux Varietals due to the Pyrazines, and I should have gone old world due to the tart fruit on the pallet.. however it was ripe, and I went Margaret River, Australia.. should have went with my gut. But, it was midnight so I'll blame it on fatigue, ha. 🙃

Great wine from a great vintage - fun fact: this estate is the only other estate to be edited into the 1855 Classification a year later, as a 5th growth, literally hand written into the list.

Blind tasting night - Considered Bordeaux Varietals due to the Pyrazines, and I should have gone old world due to the tart fruit on the pallet.. however it was ripe, and I went Margaret River, Australia.. should have went with my gut. But, it was midnight so I'll blame it on fatigue, ha. 🙃

Great wine from a great vintage - fun fact: this estate is the only other estate to be edited into the 1855 Classification a year later, as a 5th growth, literally hand written into the list.

Aug 21st, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

5th growth, deep extracted, med + staining, spice, med acidity, a joy CS/M/PV/CF #SommCon

5th growth, deep extracted, med + staining, spice, med acidity, a joy CS/M/PV/CF #SommCon

Jul 23rd, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

This shows exceptional. Black cherry, cassis, blackberry, cedar box, graphite, forest floor, baking spices and vanilla. Smooth tannin and moderate acidity. Lack of some depth on the palate but very good on this level.

This shows exceptional. Black cherry, cassis, blackberry, cedar box, graphite, forest floor, baking spices and vanilla. Smooth tannin and moderate acidity. Lack of some depth on the palate but very good on this level.

Mar 17th, 2018
Suzanne Barros

Wow, is this holding up well! Still a lot of fruit, great structure, elegant, silky tannins, very impressed

Wow, is this holding up well! Still a lot of fruit, great structure, elegant, silky tannins, very impressed

Mar 12th, 2018