A whiff of oak. Really nice and elegant juice here. The tannins grip at the end.FINE+RARE Score: 16-17/20
The wine needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 30 more years, but this is the finest Cantemerle I have encountered in my professional career of tasting young vintages (dating back 34 years now). Stunningly deep ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of spring flowers intermixed with perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes, it exhibits a sort of cool-climate character. Broad, rich and intense on the palate, the wine has plenty of tannins, but they are sweet and well-integrated. Everything is delicately entwined into this beautiful, medium to full-bodied, dense purple wine, which shows stunning character and a prodigious potential for development. This is definitely a major sleeper of the vintage and even better than I thought from barrel.||With its 2010, this classified growth located in the southern end of the Medoc may well have made a modern-day version of their legendary 1949. Wine Advocate.February, 2013
Finely expressed, deep but lifted and potentially complex fruit, refreshing acidity and firmness to add length to its habitual charm. Drink 2017-26. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com
Tasted twice with consistent notes the Cantemerle 2010 has a tertiary bouquet with ripe blackberry, plum and citrus peel. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus thread lending fine freshness and vitality. There is a little hardness to the tannins but this should soften by the time of bottling. Good tension here. This is a sterling effort from Cantemerle. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com
A whiff of oak. Really nice and elegant juice here. The tannins grip at the end.
Lower yields in general than 2009 but they almost reached the maximum allowed because of their high density. 53 hl/ha. Very dark purple. Big and raw and blustering. Quite a bruiser! Very sweet and lively and classy with marked mulberry fruit. Very powerful with masses of tannins hidden away underneath too. Well-integrated nose with both concentration and vivacity. Nicely balanced and behaved even without real nerve. Just a little stolid on the finish. Tasted both open and blind. jancisrobinson.com
This is a classy, dense, full-bodied Cantemerle with good length and depth. There is a wonderful richness of flavours in the middle and lovely aromatics. Surprisingly good concentration and depth in a wine from Haut Medoc. asianpalate.com