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1996 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

Current market price

£480.00

12x75cl

Highest score

87

POP score

68.57

Scores and tasting notes

87

I had hoped this wine would turn out closer to outstanding, but it is an excellent Cantemerle, if not quite as stunning as I had expected. The wine offers a dark ruby color, and a sweet nose of black raspberries, subtle new oak, and acacia smells. There is fine sweetness and solid tannin in this elegant, symmetrical wine. It is more forward and lighter than it was from cask, but it is a stylish example of Cantemerle. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2015.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 1999

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