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2009 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

Current market price

£390.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

35.45

Scores and tasting notes

91

Readers looking for the more ethereal, elegant side of Bordeaux need search no further than Cantemerle, one of the estates in the very southern end of the Medoc. Dense ruby/purple (nearly opaque), this wine offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, raspberries and black cherries. The wine is ethereal, medium-bodied, and by no means a blockbuster, but long and intellectual. However, the tannins are present, and the wine is certainly capable of putting on weight with time in the bottle. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25+ years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 2011

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