Château Cantemerle

Les Allées de Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.731 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Deep Ruby with pronounced aroma intensity showing black fruits, toasty and Haney notes. On the palate flavors of black currant & blackberry, jammy, with vanilla spice and cedar notes. Biting tannins on long finish that still had plenty of room to age. Nice. Tasting Sample.

Deep Ruby with pronounced aroma intensity showing black fruits, toasty and Haney notes. On the palate flavors of black currant & blackberry, jammy, with vanilla spice and cedar notes. Biting tannins on long finish that still had plenty of room to age. Nice. Tasting Sample.

Aug 21st, 2019
Conner Esworthy

Good structure and could use a little more time (2010), but excellent value ($15 for half bottle)! Dark fruits and touches of oak.

Good structure and could use a little more time (2010), but excellent value ($15 for half bottle)! Dark fruits and touches of oak.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Trevor

A fine French Bordeaux, drank with homemade pulled pork

A fine French Bordeaux, drank with homemade pulled pork

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Will Stanley

Far from approachable at present. Certainly at a closed period in its life; you can sense the fruit lingering in there somewhere but for now it's barricaded in by a savoury, somewhat chewy, tannic defence. There's potential, but this doesn't seem to quite live up to the vintage's expectations, particularly where left-bank wines are concerned.

Far from approachable at present. Certainly at a closed period in its life; you can sense the fruit lingering in there somewhere but for now it's barricaded in by a savoury, somewhat chewy, tannic defence. There's potential, but this doesn't seem to quite live up to the vintage's expectations, particularly where left-bank wines are concerned.

Jul 27th, 2016
Paul Jakubowski

Classic barnyard nose! Smoke, tobacco, pencil shavings, and mild cherry. Very nice and not over powering. I think European wines definitely taste better in Europe! Conspiracy????

Classic barnyard nose! Smoke, tobacco, pencil shavings, and mild cherry. Very nice and not over powering. I think European wines definitely taste better in Europe! Conspiracy????

Jun 15th, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Classic Bordeaux with plum and black currant fruit, forest floor/dirt and nice structure at a ridiculous qpr

Classic Bordeaux with plum and black currant fruit, forest floor/dirt and nice structure at a ridiculous qpr

Jan 30th, 2018
Hiroshi Tominaga

This is also pleasant. Bought at Mitsukoshi for ¥3,500.

This is also pleasant. Bought at Mitsukoshi for ¥3,500.

Sep 18th, 2017
Yury Glazkov

Good standard bouquet though weak and lacks structure

Good standard bouquet though weak and lacks structure

Sep 13th, 2017
Jonathan Kozaczuk

The 2010 that I had was really enjoyable. Blackberries, pepper, lavender and cedar with silky tannins. Elegant and balanced. Could probably use a bit more time but definitely more open and ready than some of the older comments on this vintage seem to suggest.

The 2010 that I had was really enjoyable. Blackberries, pepper, lavender and cedar with silky tannins. Elegant and balanced. Could probably use a bit more time but definitely more open and ready than some of the older comments on this vintage seem to suggest.

May 20th, 2017
Kenny Nelson

Not for me, not so smooth, low clarity and full of sediment

Not for me, not so smooth, low clarity and full of sediment

Feb 25th, 2017