2016 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1299106

$29.99

WE 94-96 JS 94-95 RP 90-92
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  • Jason Marwedel
    By: Jason Marwedel
    5/12/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    If you buy Bordeaux from K&L, you undoubtedly know Chateau Cantemerle. As a sales staff, we all secretly hope to find a bottle amongst the lineup for our quarterly Bordeaux staff tastings. Some of us will even drop hints to Clyde, hoping he will blind taste us on an older vintage from his cellar. Needless to say, tasting the fabulous 2016 offering at the chateau was close to a religious experience. This is by far one of the best wines I have tasted from this beloved chateau. Aromatically there is so much intrigue - loads of cinnamon, raspberry fruit, cedar and spice. The palate delivers rich sweet fruit, silky edges and wonderful freshness. By far, a standout from the 2016 vintage.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    5/12/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A perfect score for all three times we tasted this beauty. Some think this is best ever, but 1949 was outstanding! Only 12.8 alcohol-the wine is so fresh and vibrant. Smoky, toasty aromas with a bit of tobacco and tea. Black Raspberries on the palate-lush and polished. So pure and silky. I love this one again. One of the best values of any red wine in the world.
    Drink from 2022 to 2042
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    5/11/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Chateau Cantemerle was classified a Cinquième Cru in 1855, one of only five chateaus designated “Haut-Médoc” to be awarded cru classé status. With nearly 100 hectares of vineyards it is one of the largest estates on the Left Bank, and all I can say is, thank goodness. Even with yields slightly above average, I worry there won’t be enough of the 2016 vintage to go around. 2016 is a remarkable vintage in many respects, but one of its most compelling features is the tendency to bring out in the very best wines something quintessential, a perfect expression of terroir. I think the 2016 Cantemerle is one such. It brings together all of the best aspects of the vintage – an extraordinary intensity of color, wildly expressive aromatics, lively acidity and very fine tannins. And the fruit? As a child, I used to spend the summers in Maine, and I used to go blackberry picking with my grandmother. She preferred to go early in the morning before it got too hot. The berries would still be cool with a bit of the morning dew still upon them. Even under my grandmother’s watchful eye, not every berry made its way into my pail. I still remember quickly popping them into my mouth and that astonishing all at once burst of tartness and sweetness. Tasting “fresh-picked blackberry” in this wine made me smile with the memory it evoked. And I have no doubt that 2016 will be remembered as one of the great vintages for Cantemerle. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

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