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Community Tasting Notes (39) Avg Score: 85.4 points

  • Cf my notes of June-14. This one better, nose cedar, roses. Younger in colour, more fruit , more prominent tannins and acidity - this bottle would have lasted 3-4 yrs more! Again, much better w food than on its own.

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  • Dark red with orange rim. Nose of cedar and plum. Soft and moderate fruit. Well integrated tannins. Good lenght. Holding surprisingly well. Still lots of life left , but should be drunk within a year or two.

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  • Once again, too restrained when opened - dusty tannins very evident. 3 Hours later, it had softened and showed plums and plum skins at first plus the same cherry/cherry skin fruit described earlier as it opened in the glass.
    Much better with food (ribeye) and drinking really well after 4 hours by which time the bottle was empty.......
    Has life in it yet.

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  • Prompted by the comments of others, I thought I had better not hold on to this too long.
    Much relieved to find it still has a good nose, decent 'sweet' fruit and balance with soft integrated tannins.
    I don't think it is going to improve but it is a nice mouthful now, for a 2002. Very good with rare roast beef.

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  • Two years ago I was pleasantly surprised, but not this time. The fruit was never the wine's strongpoint, but now it has jammified into a bitter, sour mixture that is rather like a dry redcurrant jelly. The hollowness is worse than before and even the trademark Cantemerle creaminess can't save it. The "fruit" tastes over-extracted, over emphasised, making matters worse. At 10 euros, this was cheap for a CC, but whereas the La Louvière 01 tasted a couple of nights ago represents outstanding value, this doesn't. I've had every vintage of Cantemerle since the 89: this is the worst.

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