Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0136 ratings
9.020 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 2010 cherries cedar plums fine bitters rondeur

Vintage 2010 cherries cedar plums fine bitters rondeur

Mar 6th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

I have opened the 2010 Chateau Cantemerle Haute-Medoc. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

The nose upon first opening is a little tight and at first not willing to show its true self. After awhile this wine starts to open and its true self becomes obvious. With vigorous swirling the red fruit comes through. There is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, herbaceous notes, mocha, sweet licorice, sweet oak and violet floral notes.

On the palate we have black cherry, strawberry, plum, raspberry, herbaceousness, mint, slight oak notes and crushed gravel.

The wine is medium to full bodied, medium + acidity, medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long lingering enjoyable finish. This wine is everything I look for in a good Left Bank Bordeaux. Drink now or cellar for another 10 years. Have a great start to your work week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

I have opened the 2010 Chateau Cantemerle Haute-Medoc. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

The nose upon first opening is a little tight and at first not willing to show its true self. After awhile this wine starts to open and its true self becomes obvious. With vigorous swirling the red fruit comes through. There is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, herbaceous notes, mocha, sweet licorice, sweet oak and violet floral notes.

On the palate we have black cherry, strawberry, plum, raspberry, herbaceousness, mint, slight oak notes and crushed gravel.

The wine is medium to full bodied, medium + acidity, medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long lingering enjoyable finish. This wine is everything I look for in a good Left Bank Bordeaux. Drink now or cellar for another 10 years. Have a great start to your work week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 9th, 2017
Jonathan Wall

Very nice. But happily schizophrenic; pop the cork and it's big, jammy, and inky... Almost new world. Come back to see him the next day or two and the French accent comes thru. But still too closed to let the terroir thru. Obviously I infantcised this one... Cellar if you can.

Very nice. But happily schizophrenic; pop the cork and it's big, jammy, and inky... Almost new world. Come back to see him the next day or two and the French accent comes thru. But still too closed to let the terroir thru. Obviously I infantcised this one... Cellar if you can.

2 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

One of the best from Cantemerle #Bordeaux

One of the best from Cantemerle #Bordeaux

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2013
Roy Goble

Good

Good

Sep 8th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

Big boy haut medoc. At the outset it's dark, inky, and has a ton of oaky tannin. Give it time though and she'll sing. Within a couple hours, violets and purple fruits hum from the glass, with sweet black cherry and a now-resolved tannin rounding out the mouth. Oak still present but just accenting the purple plummy fruits. This'll last for days. Well made.

Big boy haut medoc. At the outset it's dark, inky, and has a ton of oaky tannin. Give it time though and she'll sing. Within a couple hours, violets and purple fruits hum from the glass, with sweet black cherry and a now-resolved tannin rounding out the mouth. Oak still present but just accenting the purple plummy fruits. This'll last for days. Well made.

Apr 6th, 2015
Will Costello MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

8.9

Thought it was from the USA based on color and concentration. Great Value

Thought it was from the USA based on color and concentration. Great Value

Mar 12th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.6

Lovely balance. Graphite.

Lovely balance. Graphite.

Apr 6th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

This pure, refined claret will be perfect in a decade or two... I hope not all of it is consumed early!

This pure, refined claret will be perfect in a decade or two... I hope not all of it is consumed early!

Oct 27th, 2013
Daniel Maquin

Black currant, cedar, tar, cigar box, coffee, vanilla. Quite a complex nose. The palate is very concentrated with a strong acid backbone, and some dark and dense matter with black currant and somehow dusty tannins that kick everything up. The finish is very long and very wide with some bitterness popping up, black currant, and a pinch of salt. We paired this baby with a gigantic beef T-bone. Perfect pairing. It's still very young and needs time. Not a 9 because it's still too young

Black currant, cedar, tar, cigar box, coffee, vanilla. Quite a complex nose. The palate is very concentrated with a strong acid backbone, and some dark and dense matter with black currant and somehow dusty tannins that kick everything up. The finish is very long and very wide with some bitterness popping up, black currant, and a pinch of salt. We paired this baby with a gigantic beef T-bone. Perfect pairing. It's still very young and needs time. Not a 9 because it's still too young

Jul 13th, 2019