Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.245 ratings
9.08 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
Ross Chernin

Blackcurrant, green bell pepper, hints of cedar, super soft and pretty.

Maybe fading slightly in texture but flavor profile is beautiful.

Having with veal chops.

Blackcurrant, green bell pepper, hints of cedar, super soft and pretty.

Maybe fading slightly in texture but flavor profile is beautiful.

Having with veal chops.

Jun 22nd, 2021
Matt Perlman

Good foggy night for some claret. This was simple but charming. Tannins fully resolved, lighter texture. Red berries, cassis, cedar, leather, spice, fruit cake.

Good foggy night for some claret. This was simple but charming. Tannins fully resolved, lighter texture. Red berries, cassis, cedar, leather, spice, fruit cake.

Dec 12th, 2020
James Alford

V. delicate. Almost fully tertiary.

V. delicate. Almost fully tertiary.

Jan 18th, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.7

Lots of pine resin and vivacity still

Lots of pine resin and vivacity still

Dec 11th, 2014
Doug Powers

Absolutely lovely Bordeaux, dark and redfruits, still somewhat primary fruit flavors, soft tannins, drinks beautifully tonight but should hold for another 10 years or more!!

Absolutely lovely Bordeaux, dark and redfruits, still somewhat primary fruit flavors, soft tannins, drinks beautifully tonight but should hold for another 10 years or more!!

Feb 20th, 2021
Mike Evans

I can’t overstate my love for the Cordier stable in the 1980s and this reinforces that passion. From a 375 ml bottle in a Gabriel Glas Gold, savory leather and a streak of mint play off brooding dark currant to deliver fine depth. It initially seemed a little dilute, but 30 minutes of air brought out the fine tannin and acidic structure it needed to frame the flavors. While fine on its own, it really took off when paired with a prime ribeye. A terrific final red for this challenging year.

I can’t overstate my love for the Cordier stable in the 1980s and this reinforces that passion. From a 375 ml bottle in a Gabriel Glas Gold, savory leather and a streak of mint play off brooding dark currant to deliver fine depth. It initially seemed a little dilute, but 30 minutes of air brought out the fine tannin and acidic structure it needed to frame the flavors. While fine on its own, it really took off when paired with a prime ribeye. A terrific final red for this challenging year.

Jan 1st, 2021
Alan Snitow

Classic

Classic

Dec 5th, 2020
Jeff Murray

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum.

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum.

Aug 31st, 2020
Hanibal

Fully mature, starting its decline phase. Very nice wine, probably should have been drunk 5 or 10 years ago

Fully mature, starting its decline phase. Very nice wine, probably should have been drunk 5 or 10 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2020
Mike Evans

From magnum, it is in an outstanding place right now. It took a couple of hours after decanting for the fruit to fill in, but once it did it offered what I want in an aged Bordeaux, with plenty of cassis to complement leathery and earthy tertiary character and a bit of meatiness, and enough tannin and acid to hold it altogether. A great example of the brilliance of the Cordier stable in the 1980s.

From magnum, it is in an outstanding place right now. It took a couple of hours after decanting for the fruit to fill in, but once it did it offered what I want in an aged Bordeaux, with plenty of cassis to complement leathery and earthy tertiary character and a bit of meatiness, and enough tannin and acid to hold it altogether. A great example of the brilliance of the Cordier stable in the 1980s.

Jan 1st, 2020