Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 (JS-94)
I like the floral character, which highlights the aromas of currants and berries. Full body and a firm and tight center palate. Silky tannins and a savory and creamy-textured finish. A beautifully balanced red. Try in 2021, but it’salready gorgeous to taste.
Source: Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Mar 2017 (RP-88)
The 2014 Cantemerle has a conservative, cedar and graphite-tinged bouquet that needs to develop more fruit?. It is focused but just needs more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin on the entry. Clean red berry fruit here with moderate weight, leading to a slightly chewy finish that will hopefully evolve more nuance and personality with time. To be honest, I was expecting a little more considering the vintage.
Drink Date 2018 – 2028
With a delicate, very elegant bouquet and a soft first impression in the mouth, this wine offers a smooth and simple sensation. Still young with a lively finish that brings out its aromas, this is a true second wine to be enjoyed as such, where a little taste of raspberry on the finish is a typical sign of a classic Medoc wine.
Vineyard, Culture And Harvest
This second wine comes mainly from the Chateau’s young vines and is made like its elder brother. Les Allees de Cantemerle has the same personality as the grand vin, but a shorter ageing potential. As it ages more quickly, Les Allees de Cantemerle is generally ready to be consumed within several years of the vintage.
Vinification And Ageing
The grapes are hand-sorted before crushing
Fermentation: 6-8 days at 26 -28C
Maceration: 28 -30 days
Ageing for 12 months in french oak barrel and vat
160 000 bottles