2016 Château Cantemerle, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Château Cantemerle, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

TASTING NOTES

Light nose and a little dull overall. Lacks energy. Is this a tired sample? Drying. 15.5 (Drink 2022-2030). Second sample at UGC: Quite pungent with treacly notes on the nose. Fairly light and soulless - not to say a little fruitless. Green notes on the end. Third sample tasted from Christophe Coupez: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Dark crimson. Nose is very sweet and loose. Needs more structure. Dangerously evolved. Could give immediate pleasure but I would be worried about recommending it for the future. Hot finish.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (June 2017)
15.5/20

Dense and chewy already with plenty of ripe tannins and bright fruit. Vivid acidity. Full body, a firm and silky texture and a flavorful finish. Lots going on. Excellent follow-up to the great 2015!

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
94—95/100