2013 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1256538 89-90 points James Suckling

 Pretty blackberry and blueberry character with medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish.  (4/2014)


 Good fresh red and black fruits, some depth and class. An elegant southern Médoc.  (4/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Pure and refined fruit - combines a crunchy fresh style with riper, more cooked elements. Light on the palate, and finishes without incident, but this has a good honesty about it, and is a very pleasant drink.  (10/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An elegant, attractive wine, with a dark ruby color, red and black currant fruit and dusty, loamy soil undertones, this mid-weight, stylish red doesn’t have much substance or body, but is quite well-made and clearly represents an intelligent option in 2013, where extraction and power couldn’t be achieved because of the difficult conditions. (RP)  (8/2014)


 The 2013 Cantemerle is quite tasty. Soft and nicely layered on the palate, the 2013 is laced with expressive dark red and black stone fruits, savory herbs, new leather and spices. A long, energetic finish rounds things out nicely. (AG)  (4/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Damson plum and pomegranate notes glide through, with a light sandalwood spine and a twinge of savory on the finish.  (3/2016)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/19/2016 | Send Email
This Cantemerle is very much true to its vintage. Much more lighter on its feet as an overall impression. Coffee, roasted herbs, and even black raspberry. It is pretty, very well made, and a delight to drink now.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/21/2016 | Send Email
Another fine wine from one of our favorite properties. It is priced lower than any other Cantemerle on the market. Fine red berry aromas and flavor. A bit more classic that 2012 with some tannin at the back palate. Age it a few years or decant two hours.

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