Château Cantemerle 2018
Appellation - Haut-Médoc
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cantemerle delivers notions of crème de cassis, raisin cake and prunes with hints of Chinese five spice and dusty soil. Full-bodied and boldly fruited with dried berries and fruit preserves, it has a firm, chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing spicy.
Score: 86/88 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019
A rich and layered young Bordeaux with a solid center palate of ripe fruit and coated with ripe and polished tannins. Tightly wound ball now. Pretty texture and length to this.
Score: 94/95 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019