Cantemerle 佳得美 2017 (OWC 12)
Price: $240 / bottle
|Classification:||5eme Grand Cru Classe|
|Minimum order:||12 bottles|
By Wine Enthusiast in 2018 (WE92-94)
Dry tannins and juicy fruit give this wine its structure while also bringing out the freshness of the vintage. There is a fine, juicy character that is already attractive.
By Decanter in 2019 (JA92)
Rich plum colour, 20% down on volume due to frost but still delivering plenty of damson fruit on the nose. This feels slick and well extracted, with smoked grilled notes from oak. Dark fruits, extremely polished, not as concentrated as some vintages so no need to wait too long, but this really manages to deliver polished fruit and an overall enjoyable experience. 40% new oak. Drinking Window 2023 – 2038.
By Vinous in 2020 (AG92)
A real sleeper, the 2017 Cantemerle has turned out beautifully. Cedar, sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice and incense add pretty aromatic top notes in this super-refined Haut-Médoc. More than anything else, the 2017 stands out for its exceptional balance and alluring personality. This is a terrific showing.