2016 Château Cantemerle

750 ml

$31.99

36 in stock

Appellation: Haut-Médoc

Ratings: WE 94-96  JS 94  AG-92  DC-92  NM-91

 

 

36 in stock

Description

“This is another successful vintage from this estate. It is so finely structured that you notice the blackberry fruit more than the tannins, with a seam of crisp acidity throughout.” (4/2017) 94-96 pts,  Wine Enthusiast

“Plenty of menthol, blackberry and blackcurrant aromas in this elegant, medium-weight Haut-Médoc that’s got as much freshness as ripeness and a long, clean, mineral and herbal finish. An incredibly food-flexible wine! Drink or hold.” (2/2019) 94 pts, James Suckling

“Sweet fruit on the nose is joined by plum and touches of vanillin. It has a southern Médoc feel, with almost-jammy fruit and a gourmet, damson streak. Edgy tannins hold the appealing, generous fruit, and the acidity is pretty high, but that’s a signature of the vintage. A blend of the two Cabernets, Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, aged for 12 months in oak, 40% new. Eric Boissenot consults.” (10/2018) 92 pts, Jane Anson for Decanter

“The 2016 Cantemerle has developed beautifully with élevage. Pliant, silky and exceptionally balanced, the 2016 has the pedigree and complexity to allow for a number of years of very fine drinking. Moreover, the 2016 delivers serious flavor intensity without being at all heavy. Smoke, iron and cedar add character to a Haut-Médoc that has a lot to offer.” (1/2019) 92 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“The 2016 Cantemerle has a fresh bouquet of airy, floral black fruit; light violet scents emerge with time. The sorbet-fresh palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, and blood orange mingles with supple red fruit toward the graphite-infused finish. Delicious, classic and probably destined to age with class. Maybe a great value to boot?” (1/2019) 91 pts, Neal Martin for Vinous

“Deep crimson with purple rim. Intense aroma that is both ripe, sweet damson and floral. Really aromatic. Then rounded and sweet on the palate. Not complex but generous and full of flavour. 16/20 points. (10/2018) Jancis Robinson

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in

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