2011 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc
Aromas of currants and berries with hints of chocolate. Full body with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Very fine. Cantermerle delivers in 2011. Better in 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An elegant, successful 2011, Cantemerle has produced a finesse-styled wine with a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of flowers, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries. With dramatic quality and purity, this medium-bodied effort possesses sweet tannins and a texture that builds incrementally. A lighter-styled, but beautifully crafted, well done 2011, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years.
Supple and nicely focused, with currant, plum and cherry notes judiciously toasted, which lets a pretty floral note chime on the finish.
Ripe, sweet fruit aroma. On the palate, very savoury black fruit, grippy and coal-like in its dark, dry tannic structure.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. Aromas of dark berries, spices, violet and loam, with a cool herbal element. Bright and juicy on the palate, showing modest sweetness and nuance but good life to its dark fruit flavors. Finishes with slightly edgy acidity and tight tannins.