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Community Tasting Notes (105) Avg Score: 88.8 points

  • Pop'n'pour. Very sweet, very smooth, a pleasant experience. Positively surprised.

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  • Day 2 (having popped the cork a day before drinking and then putting it back in, left in glass on day 2 for an hour before stating to consume. Reviewed at 3 hour mark)
    Nose has lots of barnyard, earth and a little stink.
    Palate was somewhat lacking in fruit though it's under the earthiness. I almost called this corked except it got slightly better with air instead of worse.
    Can't really recommend this one.

    Day 3
    another 2 hours into drinking the last 1/2 bottle.
    Nose has resolved the funk and stink finally has dissipated. Dark fruit, cassis, some graphite. I like this nose.
    Palate is dark with decent complexity and a decently long finely tannic finish.
    This wine has opened nicely and I would give it at least another decade in your cellar.
    Would buy again.

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  • not a happy bunnie with this wine. Despite the great year, I have just had my 7th bottle.....mean and lacking fruit. Bugger!!

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  • From a split. Classic left bank profile. Young and lovely, drinkable now, but has plenty of time.

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  • First bottle of this for me from any vintage, and this was a 375. Deep ruby to crimson in color. Aromas of freshly tilled soil, graphite, cassis, green pepper and jalapeño, cedar, and plum and black cherry. Medium body, acid, and finish, with a mix of dried, fresh, and stewed dark red and black fruits, along with black tea, leather, pencil lead, cinnamon, and mineral. Drinking well now, but lightly grippy towards the end of the (1/2) bottle. I enjoyed this. Try again in a year or 2 (no rush).

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5-17+ points

    (Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc) Rather sweet and warm character to the fruit here, with a roasted herb note to it as well. A touch baked and raisiny, with little nuances of balsamic. The palate has a stony quality to it, it has some flesh but is certainly not generous, and there is a nice core of ripe tannins. The fruit quality here is a little chalky, although still with that very warm feel to it. Nice substance though, and so I will remain optimistic.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on 83 points

    (Château Cantemerle) Dark red violet color; cedar and herbal nose; tight, if not pinched, tart cassis palate, a little disjointed; short medium finish (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot)


  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15-16 points

    (Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc) CS 50%, M 40%, CF 5%, PV 5%. This wine has a vibrant hue, although there isn't the intensity displayed by many of the other wines. There is a spicy, meaty nose, showing attractive black fruits with a fresh, lifted style. Rather gentle on the palate, rounded, soft and approachable. This doesn't have the complex interest to be found elsewhere, and it has less depth than I would like. It's also a little short. But it will make very acceptable short-term drinking one day.

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