2007 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc
90 points Robert Parker: "A beautiful wine of elegance and intensity, this medium-bodied, dark plum/purple-hued 2007 possesses a floral-infused bouquet, sweet, plush, red and black fruit flavors, and an endearing, silky texture. Drink it over the next 10-12 years." (04/10) According to the Wine Spectator: "Spices, berry and meat on the nose lead to a medium body, with fine tannins and a light finish. Delicate and friendly. Best after 2011." (03/10) And from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Slightly reduced, musky aromas of redcurrant, iron and roasted meat. Pliant and wild on the palate, showing good sweetness and a bit of leathery rusticity to the flavors of redcurrant, licorice and meat. Shows the leafy, peppery side of the vintage but also has good lift and finishes with fairly fine tannins. The leathery note carries into the finish." (Jul/Aug 10) K&L's notes - Tastes very good here. Sweet and lovely. Very nice wine. At the property the wine shows ripe blackberry fruit. Full and rich and a great value again. Lovely. Ralph: Sweet and herbal, long finish. Better than their 2005. A touch lighter, but more fruit forward than the 2006. Clyde has both vintages in his cellar.