Red

2012 Château Cantemerle

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • alexisonsmith Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 17, 2019 - The nose is full of dark black fruit, smoke, liquorice and black pepper, the palate is full-bodied and soft with chewy tannins along with soft black fruit, cherries, cedar and peppery. The finish was medium and linear, yet struggling to hold together, I doubt this will get better.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • winecadence Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 11, 2019 - Ruby red color. Ripe black fruit on nose. Cedar, earth, old style Bordeaux. Acidity balances well with mild tannins. Slightly dry. Nice bottle. Great value.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Audun G wrote: 89 points

    October 5, 2019 - Aromas of dark fruits and some leather. Elegant and quite smooth. Lacks some concentration, maybe.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • diggydan wrote: 90 points

    September 26, 2019 - Dark berries with tobacco leaves and noticeable oak. 1/2 bottle

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • J. Jedema wrote: 90 points

    July 2, 2019 - Ruby red color. On the nose blackfruits with blackberries and blackcurrant. On the palate medium bodied with soft and smooth tannins that have largely integrated in the wine. Decanting for an hour really benefited the wine. The finish is medium. This is just a good modern Bordeaux. Not very special or memorable, but drinking very well at the moment. It will be good for several years ahead.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/21/2016 (link)

    (Ch Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/23/2014 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2014, Issue #52, Château Cantemerle The Southern Médoc’s Hidden Crown Jewell

    (Château Cantemerle (Haut-Médoc) Barrel Sample Note) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: Haut-Médoc, 4/19/2013 (link)

    (Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/7/2013 (link)

    (Ch Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

    (Chateau Cantemerle Haut Medoc) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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  • Issue #54 (link)

    (Château Cantemerle Haut-médoc (13% Abv)) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/30/2015 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cantemerle) Saturated very dark red violet color; lifted, tart currant, cedar, olive nose; tight, classic, tart currant, cedar, olive palate; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cantemerle
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Haut-Médoc
  • UPC Codes 000000104555, 000004164371, 015643428364, 088156022091, 3277034465021, 3284399015518, 3364420066785, 3453521192360, 3500610088667, 3760064692906, 639737601381, 852187008580

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 110 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,171 (76%)
  • Consumed 250 (16%)

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