Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0113 ratings
9.220 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2009 cedar laurel more spicyness than fruit, severe in a pleasant way, distinguished wine. Rich.

Vintage 2009 cedar laurel more spicyness than fruit, severe in a pleasant way, distinguished wine. Rich.

Mar 6th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Located in the communes of Macau and Ludon, Chateau Cantemerle, designated a great growth in the famous 1855 classification, has deep fine gravel soil. A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Black fruit aromas with spicy notes. On the palate dark berry flavors, a touch of pepper on smooth fine tannins. Long finish, well structured on a fresh ending. Needs decanting or a few more years in the cellar. Tasting Sample.

Located in the communes of Macau and Ludon, Chateau Cantemerle, designated a great growth in the famous 1855 classification, has deep fine gravel soil. A blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Black fruit aromas with spicy notes. On the palate dark berry flavors, a touch of pepper on smooth fine tannins. Long finish, well structured on a fresh ending. Needs decanting or a few more years in the cellar. Tasting Sample.

Dec 10th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Lots of power and richness.

Lots of power and richness.

Sep 13th, 2016
Daron Watson

yummy currant & raspberry, floral & lead pencil nose ~ plush & crushed soft sensation juxtaposed by an angular tart/ripeness ~ like to see how that pans out...

yummy currant & raspberry, floral & lead pencil nose ~ plush & crushed soft sensation juxtaposed by an angular tart/ripeness ~ like to see how that pans out...

Nov 4th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

V. Good.

V. Good.

Oct 12th, 2015
Helen M Gaydos

Generous blackcurrant and cigar box with some garden herby notes, fantastic structure with a full life ahead. Enjoyed with local grass/fed moo!

Generous blackcurrant and cigar box with some garden herby notes, fantastic structure with a full life ahead. Enjoyed with local grass/fed moo!

May 24th, 2015
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.8

(**) soft, approachable and surprisingly fruit forward; black currant, soft florals on the nose; juicy, red fruits on the palate; little structure or oak

(**) soft, approachable and surprisingly fruit forward; black currant, soft florals on the nose; juicy, red fruits on the palate; little structure or oak

Feb 7th, 2015
Helen M Gaydos

Aromas of briars black currant, lead pencil, meaty and cedar box. Med bodied, and structure overtakes fruit but let's see with a NY Strip!

Aromas of briars black currant, lead pencil, meaty and cedar box. Med bodied, and structure overtakes fruit but let's see with a NY Strip!

Dec 6th, 2014
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

9.2

Super generous. Full on fruit. Crisp acids. Silky. Great bottle.

Super generous. Full on fruit. Crisp acids. Silky. Great bottle.

Oct 12th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Impressive, everyone knows the precocious nature of the 2009s from Bordeaux, but this is showing plenty of acidity and of course full grain tannins. Wonderful aromatics, currants, fresh cut flowers, roasted coffee and toasty oak. The palate is impressively compact still after an hour, like a tightly coiled spring. A long tannic and red fruit finish. Bravo! #bdx09

Impressive, everyone knows the precocious nature of the 2009s from Bordeaux, but this is showing plenty of acidity and of course full grain tannins. Wonderful aromatics, currants, fresh cut flowers, roasted coffee and toasty oak. The palate is impressively compact still after an hour, like a tightly coiled spring. A long tannic and red fruit finish. Bravo! #bdx09

May 15th, 2013