2016 Château Cantemerle, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

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


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)

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)