Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0996 ratings
9.0173 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

A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.

Grilled raspberry, mashed black cherry, charred cedar, dry garden soil, old forgotten pipe tobacco.

A beautiful, cool early Autumn evening, relaxing by a fire in the chiminea.

Grilled raspberry, mashed black cherry, charred cedar, dry garden soil, old forgotten pipe tobacco.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Paco Suro

This was terrific. Great structure. Balanced. Soft.

This was terrific. Great structure. Balanced. Soft.

Aug 14th, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Blackberry jam nose with some leather, tar and leaf litter. Color is quite opaque and garnet with just a little bricking. Lots of dark ripe fruit and preserved fruit on the palate. Full body, quite rich, powdery, and tannins still quite prominent. Very satisfying. Just entering its prime- may be better in 5-10.

Blackberry jam nose with some leather, tar and leaf litter. Color is quite opaque and garnet with just a little bricking. Lots of dark ripe fruit and preserved fruit on the palate. Full body, quite rich, powdery, and tannins still quite prominent. Very satisfying. Just entering its prime- may be better in 5-10.

Jun 21st, 2020
Dan R
8.9

One of the best BDX QPR killers, never disappoints. The 2012 isn't quite there yet, quite linear and still tight, but the cassis / blackberry backbone is there, as well as an herbal scrub midpalate and pencil lead finish. Maybe not the deepest or broadest vintage, but quite enjoyable nonetheless, and at less than €20, tough to find a better true expression of old school BDX. Give it a year or two before checking back in, this won't have the legs of a classic vintage, but should provide great pleasure relatively soon.

One of the best BDX QPR killers, never disappoints. The 2012 isn't quite there yet, quite linear and still tight, but the cassis / blackberry backbone is there, as well as an herbal scrub midpalate and pencil lead finish. Maybe not the deepest or broadest vintage, but quite enjoyable nonetheless, and at less than €20, tough to find a better true expression of old school BDX. Give it a year or two before checking back in, this won't have the legs of a classic vintage, but should provide great pleasure relatively soon.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Severn Goodwin

🎇🎉New Year's Eve 2019🎉🎇
❤️🍾Cheers to the Delectable Community🥂❤️

Live everyday as though it's your last 'cause one day you'll be right.
(Alfred Hill a.k.a. Benny Hill)

🎇🎉New Year's Eve 2019🎉🎇
❤️🍾Cheers to the Delectable Community🥂❤️

Live everyday as though it's your last 'cause one day you'll be right.
(Alfred Hill a.k.a. Benny Hill)

Dec 31st, 2019
Severn Goodwin

🎇🎉New Year's Eve 2019🎉🎇
❤️🍾Cheers to the Delectable Community🥂❤️

Live everyday as though it's your last 'cause one day you'll be right.
(Alfred Hill a.k.a. Benny Hill)

🎇🎉New Year's Eve 2019🎉🎇
❤️🍾Cheers to the Delectable Community🥂❤️

Live everyday as though it's your last 'cause one day you'll be right.
(Alfred Hill a.k.a. Benny Hill)

Dec 31st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2004 / brilliant ripe, beautiful balance

Vintage 2004 / brilliant ripe, beautiful balance

Dec 17th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 / leather tobacco good acidity in aftertaste

Vintage 2011 / leather tobacco good acidity in aftertaste

Dec 17th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 / cassis autumn leaves good concentration well balanced

Vintage 2012 / cassis autumn leaves good concentration well balanced

Dec 17th, 2019
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