2009 Cantemerle 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

Bright, deep ruby-red. High-pitched, inky aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice. Juicy, lively and penetrating, with a restrained sweetness and a distinctly cool quality to its black fruit and graphite flavors. Nicely dense but not a fleshy style of 2009. Finishes with firm tannins and sneaky length, and a light touch. I'd lay this down for five or six years; it should last for a good two decades.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 163

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91+

Readers looking for the more ethereal, elegant side of Bordeaux need search no further than Cantemerle, one of the estates in the very southern end of the Medoc. Dense ruby/purple (nearly opaque), this wine offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, raspberries and black cherries. The wine is ethereal, medium-bodied, and by no means a blockbuster, but long and intellectual. However, the tannins are present, and the wine is certainly capable of putting on weight with time in the bottle. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25+ years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 199

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

This broad, fleshy style delivers toasty spice and tobacco notes up front, followed by dark cocoa, crushed plum and mulled blackberry fruit flavors. This really stretches out nicely in the glass, with alluring dark fruit and a velvety feel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2012-2017
Author: James Molesworth


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 87
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/05/2014
A typically thin and weak wine from this chateau. But better than prior vintages.

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Author: Kennethjk
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/24/2013
Drink Dates: 2015-2025

Rating: 89
Author: Timberwood
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 09/15/2012

Rating: 88
Author: Anonymous Author
Tasted On: 09/17/2011

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About This Producer


Chateau Cantemerle is an Haut-Medoc property situated along the Route des Chateaux, just north of Bordeaux. It is classified as a 5eme Cru Classe. The history of the estate goes back to the 14th century, when it belonged to the powerful lords of Blanquefort. It has gone through many changes of ownership since that time. The vineyards include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine is widely considered an excellent value that could be upgraded to a Third Growth. The annual production for Cantemerle is 25,000 cases and 12,500 for its second wine, Les Allees des Cantemerle.

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