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Allees de Cantemerle Haut Medoc Ex-Negociant 2010

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The 2010 vintage brought out all the best in Cantemerle’s terroir. A deep color sets the tone for this wine: complex, concentrated and long in the mouth, with a finish which just doesn’t finish, leaving an impression of great aromatic richness. The wine’s dense structure is masterfully controlled, showing elegance without heaviness, and a liveliness highlighting its freshness. Swirling brings the wine alive in the glass, with aromas of spice, tobacco, black currant and plums. This is Cantemerle’s natural character, with the added richness a great vintage brings.

External Reviews for Allees de Cantemerle Haut Medoc Ex-Negociant

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2013

60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 4% petit verdot. Aged in 40% new barrels for 12 - 14 months. 90 hectares planted to sand and deep gravel from the Quaternary period. Sweet blackberry and mocha spice dominate the nose with underl... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Cantemerle 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 6% cabernet franc 4% petit verdot. Aged in 40% new barrels for 12 - 14 months. 90 hectares planted to sand and deep gravel from the Quaternary period. Sweet blackberry and mocha spice dominate the nose with underl... Andy Frieden A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Cantemerle Bordeaux Blend 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

Layered and rich with lots of blueberry character and ripe velvety tannins. Lovely texture. Best wine from here in years. James Suckling. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Cantemerle 6000ml


External Review
05/19/2011

After belonging to the Villeneuve (1576- 1892) and Dubos (1892- 1980) families, Château Cantemerle was acquired by a major mutual insurance company, the SMABTP (Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics), in 1981. The winemaking facilities were completely renovated and Cantemerle now enjoys a privileged position among the classified growths in the Haut-Médoc appellation. Human know-how makes the most of the estate's considerable natural blessings. The grapes are handpicked and carefully sorted. Small lots from individual vineyard plots are fermented separately in wide, low, wooden vats for the slow, gentle extraction of tannin.The wine is then aged in oak barrels for twelve months and lightly fined before château bottling.


External Review
05/12/2013

A wine with blueberry and mineral aromas follows through to a full body, with fine tannins and a juicy finish. Best for years from here. Needs at least three years of bottle age to soften. Could be better than 2009 in the long run.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 6% cabernet franc 4% petit verdot. Aged in 40% new barrels for 12 - 14 months. 90 hectares planted to sand and deep gravel from the Quaternary period. Sweet blackberry and mocha spice dominate the nose with underlying crushed rocks. Powerful black fruit matches the broad-shouldered tannins in this medium-to-full-bodied wine with medium-to-high acidity and the earthy terroir expression of pulverized rocks adds complexity to an accessible fruit forward wine. Andy Frieden.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2014

Good full ruby-red. Musky aromas of black cherry blueberry espresso menthol and licorice lifted by a cool floral element. Densely packed and savory displaying sappy energy to its intense dark berry flavors. With a serious structure and no easy sweetness today this vibrant wine will need a good five to seven years in the cellar and should last well. This may eventually merit an even higher score. 90+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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The 2010 vintage brought out all the best in Cantemerle’s terroir. A deep color sets the tone for this wine: complex, concentrated and long in the mouth, with a finish which just doesn’t finish, leaving an impression of great aromatic richness. The wine’s dense structure is masterfully controlled, showing elegance without heaviness, and a liveliness highlighting its freshness. Swirling brings the wine alive in the glass, with aromas of spice, tobacco, black currant and plums. This is Cantemerle’s natural character, with the added richness a great vintage brings.

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