Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

9.033 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Jonathan Wall

Cantemerle is one of my favorite bargain Chateaus. Medium weight, woodsie (but not oaky), a little cocoa… good potential but doesn’t fully come together because of a diluted watery streak. Had the 2010 not long ago which was better.

Cantemerle is one of my favorite bargain Chateaus. Medium weight, woodsie (but not oaky), a little cocoa… good potential but doesn’t fully come together because of a diluted watery streak. Had the 2010 not long ago which was better.

May 12th, 2022
Chris MacLean

Young but definitely promising. Mostly primary with plenty of juiciness.

Young but definitely promising. Mostly primary with plenty of juiciness.

Jul 7th, 2021
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

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Apr 6th, 2016
Samuel Lou

Ruby in color. Fruity on the nose. Blackcurrant and vanilla on the palate. Well balance and moderate tannin. Moderate in acidity. Smooth finish. Good value for the price.

Ruby in color. Fruity on the nose. Blackcurrant and vanilla on the palate. Well balance and moderate tannin. Moderate in acidity. Smooth finish. Good value for the price.

Jun 17th, 2022
Katya

Есть французская кислинка и терпкость, но вкус на американский манер - очень плотное, густое, темно-фиолетовое с осадком.

Есть французская кислинка и терпкость, но вкус на американский манер - очень плотное, густое, темно-фиолетовое с осадком.

Feb 28th, 2022
Jakub Kalinowski

Ready to drink just after opening but improves immensely after a few hours of decant.
Fresh black currants & pencil shavings with a savoury green pepper note. So fresh on the palate, with a wonderful presence on the mid palate and very fine, dusty & juicy tannins. Fantastic drinkability. This is in a very fine moment right now - so delicious!

Ready to drink just after opening but improves immensely after a few hours of decant.
Fresh black currants & pencil shavings with a savoury green pepper note. So fresh on the palate, with a wonderful presence on the mid palate and very fine, dusty & juicy tannins. Fantastic drinkability. This is in a very fine moment right now - so delicious!

Apr 4th, 2021
Keith Eddleman

Great vintage great value. Juicy mid pallet gives way to a very nice long finish. Mostly Merlot so you don’t get much oak or spice. You taste the true dark fruit that comes from ancient old world vines. This wine is a dArk, rich purple color to the rim. No staining on the tears. Notes of soft baking spice, clove on the nose. All around beautiful Bordeaux bottle.

Great vintage great value. Juicy mid pallet gives way to a very nice long finish. Mostly Merlot so you don’t get much oak or spice. You taste the true dark fruit that comes from ancient old world vines. This wine is a dArk, rich purple color to the rim. No staining on the tears. Notes of soft baking spice, clove on the nose. All around beautiful Bordeaux bottle.

Jun 9th, 2020
Sean Grullon

One of the great values in the left bank. Tobacco, cedar, pencil shavings, cassis, and blackberries. Very much classic old world Bordeaux, but with some more expressive fruit. Good concentration and length, per usual.

One of the great values in the left bank. Tobacco, cedar, pencil shavings, cassis, and blackberries. Very much classic old world Bordeaux, but with some more expressive fruit. Good concentration and length, per usual.

Jan 25th, 2020