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2018 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

Current market price

£220.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

15.71

Scores and tasting notes

94-95

A rich and layered young Bordeaux with a solid center palate of ripe fruit and coated with ripe and polished tannins. Tightly wound ball now. Pretty texture and length to this.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com - April 2019

92

There's an enjoyable texture and plush fruit in this elegant, well balanced wine. It has precise aromatics of black pepper, liquorice and freshly cut herbs. It's good but a touch more restrained than most of its peers. 33hl/ha. Aged in 40% new oak. 6% Petit Verdot makes up the blend.

Jane Anson - Decanter - April 2019

87-90

Direct, with a stony accent to the red currant and damson plum flavors. A bit austere on the finish.—J.M.

James Molesworth - Wine Spectator - April 2019

86-88

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cantemerle delivers notions of crème de cassis, raisin cake and prunes with hints of Chinese five spice and dusty soil. Full-bodied and boldly fruited with dried berries and fruit preserves, it has a firm, chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing spicy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

86-88

The 2018 Cantemerle is a soft, easygoing wine with only limited depth. The challenges of the growing season are impossible to escape in this fleeting, light-weight effort. The 2018 offers good immediacy, but is also a bit lacking in depth and persistence. Graphite, dark spice and blackberry open up nicely. Severe hail took with it 50% of the crop.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous - April 2019

85

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cantemerle leaps from the glass with scents of Morello cherries, raspberry pie, fruitcake and prunes, plus hints of potpourri and unsmoked cigars. The medium-bodied palate is chewy and a little tart, featuring some otherwise pleasant fruitcake flavors, finishing just a little drying and rustic.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2021

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