wine bottle

2015 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

Current market price

£230.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

14.38

Scores and tasting notes

95-96

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

89-92

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

90-92

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

86

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

16

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

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