• RP: 89

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  • W&S: 86

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    86

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  • WA: 80

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    (89-91)

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Château Cantemerle Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2005

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Second wine of Chateau Cantemerle from the Haut Medoc region of Bordeaux. A ripe ad busy bouquet of bramble fruit, cedar and soft spice. The palate is medium bodied with good fruit concentration and silky tannins.

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Member Reviews for Château Cantemerle Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

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Snooth User: MReff
97856254
4.00 5
05/28/2009

Opened for one hour and then poured. Nothing really going on at first but then after another hour of air time, the aromas and tastes became apparent. Needs more time in the cellar. THis is going to require patience. One of the most complex Cantemerle's I have tasted as of yet.


Snooth User: Bordeaux Wines
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0.00 5
08/10/2010

Lovely ripe tannins, medium-bodied. Dry, fresh and appealing. Also available to purchase in the UK via The Wine Society


Snooth User: niles2
9298768
1.00 5
09/19/2011

A corked bottle...undrinkable.


Snooth User: jryno
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3.50 5
12/23/2009

Hard and thin after opening opening up after decanting and an hour. Slightly musty nose with a blacker fruit emerging after being open, The structure remained a little tight as long as the bottle lasted.


External Reviews for Château Cantemerle Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

External Review
05/19/2011

Good medium ruby . Reticent aromas of black cherry and licorice. Bright, tight and high-pitched, with very fresh flavors of dark fruits and flowers currently dominated by firm tannic spine. A bit youthfully tough and in need of at least several years of cellaring.


External Review
05/19/2011

Barrel sample. With its rather earthy, rustic aromas, this wine is old-fashioned, showing hard tannins and not much else at this stage. In time, if the fruit appears, this may be a nice wine.


External Review
05/19/2011

Shows blackberry and plum skin aromas, with hints of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a pretty, fruity aftertaste. An elegant, balanced style. Lingers on the palate. Best after 2012.


External Review
05/19/2011

(Barrel tasting) Opulent red. Intense aromas of tar and dried herbs. Full-bodied, with currant bush character and very rich, velvety tannins. Long finish.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90Cantemerle's new proprietors believe in producing delicate, beautifully wrought, finesse-styled wines that require some introspection. The deep ruby-hued 2005 displays aromas of licorice, roasted herbs, sweet cherries, and flowers. In the mouth, the wine seems almost light in comparison to its peers, but it possesses an ethereal seriousness, purity, and overall harmony that are striking for its delicacy and finesse. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with a tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc, it should be at its finest between 2012-2025+.


External Review
05/19/2011

Ready to pull the cork, with simple berry an chocolate flavors, medium body and medium tannins, but should improve with some age. Drink now.


External Review
09/15/2009

Cherries, bacon and leather on the nose. Plums and currants on the mid pallet, light smooth tannins on the finish. Nice balanced wine, good value.


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Second wine of Chateau Cantemerle from the Haut Medoc region of Bordeaux. A ripe ad busy bouquet of bramble fruit, cedar and soft spice. The palate is medium bodied with good fruit concentration and silky tannins.

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