2017 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1360819 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (4/2018)

92 points Decanter

 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)  (11/2019)

92 points James Suckling

 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.  (1/2020)

89-92 points Vinous

 The 2017 Cantemerle is deep, fleshy and wonderfully expressive. Savory herb, tobacco, menthol, licorice, dark red cherry, smoke and incense run through this super-expressive, pliant Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé. All the elements simply meld together effortlessly. Rose petal, lavender and a host of floral notes add perfume to the finish. The 2017 should be one of the finer values of the year. Tasted two times. (AG)  (5/2018)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cantemerle gives up lovely crushed black and red currants notes with hints of kirsch, underbrush and cinnamon stick plus a waft of roses. Medium-bodied with plenty of freshness and a fine-grained frame, it is elegantly expressed and finishes with beautiful harmony. (LPB)  (4/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

 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)  (1/2020)

Jeb Dunnuck

 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.  (4/2018)

K&L Notes

88-90 points Neal Martin: "The 2017 Cantemerle has quite a sultry bouquet with blackberry, damp earth and tobacco scents that reluctantly unfurl in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin that frame quite voluminous black dusky fruit. There is a powdery texture to this Cantemerle, quite long on the finish even if it is missing the refinement of a top vintage." (Vinous, 5/2018)

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