Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

$58.95

...his 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. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter van den Besselaar Delectable Pro

Vintage 2010 cherries cedar plums fine bitters rondeur

Vintage 2010 cherries cedar plums fine bitters rondeur

9.0

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

I have opened the 2010 Chateau Cantemerle Haute-Medoc. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose upon first opening is a little tight and at first not willing to show its true self. After awhile this wine starts to open and its true self becomes obvious. With vigorous swirling the red fruit comes through. There is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, herbaceous notes, mocha, sweet licorice, sweet oak and violet floral notes. On the palate we have black cherry, strawberry, plum, raspberry, herbaceousness, mint, slight oak notes and crushed gravel. The wine is medium to full bodied, medium + acidity, medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long lingering enjoyable finish. This wine is everything I look for in a good Left Bank Bordeaux. Drink now or cellar for another 10 years. Have a great start to your work week and please be safe. Nostrovia!

I have opened the 2010 Chateau Cantemerle Haute-Medoc. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose upon first opening is a little tight and at first not willing to show its true self. After awhile this wine starts to open and its true self becomes obvious. With vigorous swirling the red fruit comes through. There is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, herbaceous notes, mocha, sweet licorice, sweet oak and violet floral notes. On the palate we have black cherry, strawberry, plum, raspberry, herbaceousness, mint, slight oak notes and crushed gravel. The wine is medium to full bodied, medium + acidity, medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long lingering enjoyable finish. This wine is everything I look for in a good Left Bank Bordeaux. Drink now or cellar for another 10 years. Have a great start to your work week and please be safe. Nostrovia!

9.4

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Very nice. But happily schizophrenic; pop the cork and it's big, jammy, and inky... Almost new world. Come back to see him the next day or two and the French accent comes thru. But still too closed to let the terroir thru. Obviously I infantcised this one... Cellar if you can.

Very nice. But happily schizophrenic; pop the cork and it's big, jammy, and inky... Almost new world. Come back to see him the next day or two and the French accent comes thru. But still too closed to let the terroir thru. Obviously I infantcised this one... Cellar if you can.

8.9

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

One of the best from Cantemerle #Bordeaux

One of the best from Cantemerle #Bordeaux

9.2

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Good

Good

8.9

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

Big boy haut medoc. At the outset it's dark, inky, and has a ton of oaky tannin. Give it time though and she'll sing. Within a couple hours, violets and purple fruits hum from the glass, with sweet black cherry and a now-resolved tannin rounding out the mouth. Oak still present but just accenting the purple plummy fruits. This'll last for days. Well made.

Big boy haut medoc. At the outset it's dark, inky, and has a ton of oaky tannin. Give it time though and she'll sing. Within a couple hours, violets and purple fruits hum from the glass, with sweet black cherry and a now-resolved tannin rounding out the mouth. Oak still present but just accenting the purple plummy fruits. This'll last for days. Well made.

9.1

Will Costello MS Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Thought it was from the USA based on color and concentration. Great Value

Thought it was from the USA based on color and concentration. Great Value

8.9

Timothy Eustis Delectable Pro

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

Lovely balance. Graphite.

Lovely balance. Graphite.

9.6

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

This pure, refined claret will be perfect in a decade or two... I hope not all of it is consumed early!

This pure, refined claret will be perfect in a decade or two... I hope not all of it is consumed early!

9.5

Brad Kalish

Needs 2yrs

Needs 2yrs

9.1

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