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2009 Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc, 5me cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$55.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
20 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Gorgeous ripe fruit character, with loads of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, fresh, grapefruit aftertaste. Really beautiful. Best ever from here. Best after 2018." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/14/2012)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2018


"The 2009 Cantemerle finally shows the potential that it displayed out of barrel. It has a delightful, well-defined bouquet with blackberry, cedar and tobacco aromas, vigorous with impressive delineation and class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, and a taut line of acidity. Fresh and vibrant with a poised and quite tensile finish. This is a wonderfully crafted 2009 Left Bank. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2038


"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 Médoc. 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's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/01/2012)

Rating: 91+
Drink from: 2015-2040


"This broad, fleshy style delivers toasty spice and tobacco notes up front, followed by dark cocoa, crushed plum and mulled blackberry fruit flavors. This really stretches out nicely in the glass, with alluring dark fruit and a velvety feel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2017. 33,330 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2012-2017


"Bright, deep ruby-red. High-pitched, inky aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice. Juicy, lively and penetrating, with a restrained sweetness and a distinctly cool quality to its black fruit and graphite flavors. Nicely dense but not a fleshy style of 2009. Finishes with firm tannins and sneaky length, and a light touch. I'd lay this down for five or six years; it should last for a good two decades." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 90+


"Tasted blind. Edgy and round – just a little skinny but pretty good and sound. A bit hollow. Inky but fresh! QGV." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 16
Drink from: 2018-2028


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