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1982 Chateau Cantemerle

By Chateau Cantemerle

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This wine has continued to surprise me, although it is hardly a profound effort for the vintage. The color shows considerable amber at the edge, but the wine shows nice, sweet cedar, ground pepper, and herbaceous notes intermixed with strawberry and black cherry jam. The wine is medium-bodied and supplely textured with some attractive levels of glycerin still present. It does not have the complexity of the 1983, but there is a fleshiness and lush texture that is very disarming. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 11/00.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 31 December 2002

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