2015 Chateau Cantemerle
By Chateau Cantemerle
2015 Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux
The esteemed 2015 vintage of Chateau Cantemerle from Chateau Cantemerle emerges as a quintessentially classic Haut-Medoc offering, embodying the estate's historical depth and the year's exceptional climatic conditions. As an observer of Bordeaux's evolution for multiple decades, it is clear the 2015 vintage reflects an exquisite alignment of nature's generosity and winemaking prowess.
Supple Tannins and Investment Worthy Elegance
In this particular year, the left bank enjoyed a growing season that could only be described as serendipitous, with warm, sunny days rightly coupled with timely rains. The outcome? A 2015 Chateau Cantemerle bespeaking maturity at a youthful stage with supple tannins that promise tremendous ageing potential—attributes that canny wine investors value deeply in their acquisitions.
A Season Embodied in Every Sip
The beneficence of 2015 brings forth a Chateau Cantemerle laden with freshness and vivacity; admirable acidity underpins luscious layers of blackberry and cassis. The oak aging imparts a subtle spice nuance, enhancing complexity without overwhelming the fruit purity. With tannins more plush than austere, this vintage evokes both elegance and structure—a balance often sought but rarely achieved with such finesse.
Fundamentally, the 2015 Chateau Cantemerle exemplifies the Haut-Medoc terroir; it offers a captivating snapshot where each sip teleports the connoisseur back to that exemplary year. Potential investors would do well to recognise not just an adornment for their cellars but an asset likely to burgeon in value as years wend their passage.
Notably, this vintage stands as one of enlightened viniculture—alluding to resplendent summer days on the left bank stamped into a liquid epoch captured within the bottle. The strategic composition resonates with those who seek to diversify their portfolio and indulge in the refined pleasures of prestigious Bordeaux wines. Its graceful ageing trajectory posits 2015 Chateau Cantemerle among choices par excellence for discerning enthusiasts aiming to intertwine pleasure with prudence.
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Scores and tasting notes
Wow. Real Cantermerle with stupendous power and depth. Mineral, stone and violet character. Full and structure. It starts slowly and then goes on for minutes. Perhaps best ever?
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com
Fresh, with a good sanguine note weaving around red currant and bitter cherry flavors. There's a stony echo developing on the finish.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com
The 2015 Cantemerle is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It offers plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose, not the best defined that I encountered among the Haut-Médocs, but with plenty of "stuffing." The palate is medium-bodied with supple red and black fruit on the entry matched with a fine thread of acidity. There is a pleasing crescendo in the mouth driven by that Merlot content and it finishes with some swagger. This is a very fine Cantemerle exuding joie-de-vivre that I can see doling out plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade and beyond. Tasted thrice with consistent notes.
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cantemerle has a nose of warm plums, blackberries and red currants with a waft of fragrant earth. Medium-bodied with nice vibrancy and freshness, it offers approachable tannins with a lift to the finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018
Deep crimson. Brimming with fruit on the nose but there is rather less on the palate. At most medium weight with some oak in evidence but a pretty Cantemerle with good ripe fruit.
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com