Red

2005 Château Cantemerle

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • Stave wrote:

    August 10, 2019 - Gave to Pam in memory of patrick

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • larsum Likes this wine: 85 points

    August 8, 2019 - Decanted for 4 hours. Tannic, acidic. Better day 2 but still mostly about structure. No need for immediate consumtion. Not a standalone wine, food is mandatory.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • steinersing wrote: 87 points

    July 13, 2019 - respectable, relatively faultless BDX.

  • Phenol73 Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 6, 2019 - Dark garnet with some bricking on the edge. Classic BDX profile, showing some cigar box, raspberry, saddle hide. Competent if not complex. A well structured and approachable palate with high acidity; quite austere and holding less ripeness than I would have expected. Just into its proper drinking window with another 10-15 ahead? Reliable, enjoyable.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • czar33 wrote: 87 points

    June 9, 2019 - RQP - 1 ou 2. Typique, assez fin mais sans âme, austère un brin.

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    6/28/2010 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes

    (Château Cantemerle) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/26/2006 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/13/2006 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) (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.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 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)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) (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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 000004164371, 087000327900, 087000342651, 087000345669, 097985143167, 3364420066785, 3419466153965, 3660989051676, 3660989114470, 616773384294

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 361 (5%)
  • In Cellars 4,589 (70%)
  • Consumed 1,645 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Cheese - Strong, Chicken - Full Flavour, Lamb, Pork - Full Flavour, Roast Beef, Steak

Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  55 votes

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