An elegant, successful 2011, Cantemerle has produced a finesse-styled wine with a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of flowers, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries. With dramatic quality and purity, this medium-bodied effort possesses sweet tannins and a texture that builds incrementally. A lighter-styled, but beautifully crafted, well done 2011, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. Apr 2014, www.robertparker.com
Pretty blackberry and blueberry character with medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. jamessuckling.com
Blending 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 50% new oak. Earthy, cherry notes, medium bodied with a light, red berry finish. TheWineCellarInsider.com
Supple and nicely focused, with currant, plum and cherry notes judiciously toasted, which lets a pretty floral note chime on the finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com
A nice savoury nose leads into a fine elegant palate. Simple and attractive.
Tasted three times, the Cantemerle has a light fish scale nose with crisp dark black fruit and nicely integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, dusty tannins, a core of dusky black fruit and a foursquare, grippy finish that shows fine length. Classic Cantemerle for mid-term drinking. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com
Black core. Black cherry rim. Spicy on the nose, lean and pretty dry on the palate with a sweet vanilla flourish at the end. jancisrobinson.com