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2018 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1407921 94-95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A rich and layered young Bordeaux with a solid center palate of ripe fruit and coated with ripe and polished tannins. Tightly wound ball now. Pretty texture and length to this. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This wine shows rich dark fruit on top of firm, dry tannins. It has structure and concentration, offering a dense wine that is going to develop well. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark There's an enjoyable texture and plush fruit in this elegant, well balanced wine. It has precise aromatics of black pepper, liquorice and freshly cut herbs. It's good but a touch more restrained than most of its peers. 33hl/ha. Aged in 40% new oak. 6% Petit Verdot makes up the blend. (JA) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cantemerle delivers notions of crème de cassis, raisin cake and prunes with hints of Chinese five spice and dusty soil. Full-bodied and boldly fruited with dried berries and fruit preserves, it has a firm, chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing spicy. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Direct, with a stony accent to the red currant and damson plum flavors. A bit austere on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now. (JM) Inner quote mark


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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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