Château Cantemerle can be traced back to the 12th century, when it started life as a fortification guarding the shores of the Medoc.
Aged 12 to 16 months in French oak casks of which 50% is new, Château Cantemerle is considered as some of Bordeaux’s best value. Ripe red and black berries alongisdie flower notes. Medium bodied with smooth tannins and a great purity of fruits.
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.- 91 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate