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2018 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407921 94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A well-constructed wine that is ripe with black fruits and integrated tannins, this is in a good place for aging. Black-currant fruitiness is balanced by a dry, smoky core that holds promise. *Editors' Choice* (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Rich aromas of blackberries, dried currants, chocolate, walnuts and tile on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Polished and structured with a nice core of black fruit. Give it at least a couple of years of bottle age. Lovely balance to it. Inner quote mark (2/2021)

91 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Some reduction on the first nose here. Really takes some time before the fruit starts to come out, showing nuanced layers of raspberry and chocolate, with a tiny touch of bitterness on the finish. There is clear power and depth here. Give it time in bottle. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Deepest cherry red with ruby rim. Smells rich and has the complexity of a more varied blend than most, lifted by the Cabernets, especially the Franc. I assume it is the Petit Verdot that adds that hint of something more floral. Ripe but not overripe, as you can see from the moderate (in this vintage) alcohol. Smooth, generous, rounded – deep velvet tannins and so much lovely fruit. (JH) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/7/2019 | Send Email
Lots of raspberry fruit, spicy, fresh, wonderful elegance and balance. Long finish, pure. Not an easy growing season for Cantemerle, this is a great effort!

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