This red shows some cassis, blueberries and floral notes on the nose. Some tar, too. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Enticing wine. Drink now or hold.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2015|
Deep ruby in colour, with cool, fresh blackcurrant and black cherry, hints of camphor and blackcurrant leaf, and a touch of sweet vanilla. There are the early hints of earthy development too, adding some nice complexity. The palate is compact and fresh with bright red and black berries shining through. There is some cedar and tobacco too, with the tannins wonderfully integrated into the wine, adding just the right level of savoury bite. The result on a finely etched finish is a moreish, well-proportioned and finely balanced Bordeaux, perfect to drink now or over the next 8+ years.
|Score: 16+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, November 2020|
With a dense, ruby/purple color, low acidity, ripe tannin and well above-average depth, this is really an elegant, cleanly made, pure style of wine, with floral notes, mixed with blueberry and black cherry. It’s medium bodied, with light tannin and is best drunk over the next 10-12 years.
|Score: 88||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015|
Cantemerle's ethereal elegance and racy, classy style are unmistakable in this understated yet pretty, dark ruby-colored 2012. Offering lots of cherry, raspberry and black currant fruit, this is a wine of unmistakable finesse and delicacy. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years.
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (206), April 2013|
The Cantemerle has a fine bouquet that demonstrates clarity and lift – graphite infused black fruit, expressive Cabernet fruit to the fore. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, edge tannins and a lovely citric seam that cuts through the mocha-tinged fruit. The oak feels a little heavy-handed at this stage, but it should integrated well and become a fine Cantemerle for the vintage. Tasted April 2013.
|Score: 88/90||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013|
Deep dark crimson. Sweet cherry chocolate on the nose. Rich but fluid. Lively, juicy, fresh and harmonious. Very attractive in a lighter style but has very good length too. (JH)
|Score: 16.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2013|
Well-expressed southern Medoc fruit, quite polished and elgegant, good for the mid-term.
Drinking Window 2016 - 2022
|Score: 16||Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, January 2016|