2017 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1355622 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Dry tannins and juicy fruit give this wine its structure while also bringing out the freshness of the vintage. There is a fine, juicy character that is already attractive. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Rich plum colour, 20% down on volume due to frost but still delivering plenty of damson fruit on the nose. This feels slick and well extracted, with smoked grilled notes from oak. Dark fruits, extremely polished, not as concentrated as some vintages so no need to wait too long, but this really manages to deliver polished fruit and an overall enjoyable experience. 40% new oak. Drinking Window 2023 - 2038. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Barley, walnut-shell and blackberry character. Full body. Chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A little lean and tight now and needs some time to soften. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark A real sleeper, the 2017 Cantemerle has turned out beautifully. Cedar, sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice and incense add pretty aromatic top notes in this super-refined Haut-Médoc. More than anything else, the 2017 stands out for its exceptional balance and alluring personality. This is a terrific showing. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Ripe and forward in feel, with a fun blast of black cherry pâte de fruit and plum compote notes. A light anise and apple wood frame keeps this in check through the finish. Shows good freshness despite the ebullient persona. Should knit up a bit with moderate cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. (JM) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Impressive notes of cassis, blueberries, violets and cedary spice emerge from the 2017 Château Cantemerle, which shows the focused, mid-weight, yet balanced style of the vintage. It's nicely balanced, moderately concentrated, and has a good finish. Inner quote mark (4/2018)

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2018 | Send Email
A solid and classic Ch. Cantemerle. Strong and fresh fruit, showing some toasty oak and structure.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2018 | Send Email
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Another winner at Cantemerle. Philippe Dambrene can do no wrong. Tons of red berry aromas and flavors. Great texture and length on the palate-so lush, yet very structured. Superb bargain.
Drink from 2020 to 2029

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