2000 Cantemerle Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 91
  • NM 91
  • JS 90
  • JR 90

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WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2003
Opulent red. Intense aromas of currants cigar tobacco and berries. Full-bodied with a solid core of silky tannins and a long finish. Well-made. Best after 2008. 42000 cases made. (JS)
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2000
(NM89-91 points) When first tasted this was a bit dull but a second bottle is superb. So much fruit on the palate. Lovely texture. Great depth and balance. Rich & generous with a tarry, tobacco-infused finish. An... (NM89-91 points) When first tasted this was a bit dull but a second bottle is superb. So much fruit on the palate. Lovely texture. Great depth and balance. Rich & generous with a tarry, tobacco-infused finish. An excellent 2000.
JS 90
jamessuckling.com, July 2013
A wine at its peak now, with tobacco, berry and spice character. Some oyster shell as well. Full and decadent. Soft and silky-textured. Drink now. Needs decanting.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2009
Still very deep with the merest hint of ruby and paleness at the rim. Very subtle nose – lures you in but there is no hint of overripeness here, rather a hidden message. Fresh and succulent with hints of tea and toast... Still very deep with the merest hint of ruby and paleness at the rim. Very subtle nose – lures you in but there is no hint of overripeness here, rather a hidden message. Fresh and succulent with hints of tea and toast but very subtle ones. Really quite delicate and beautifully balanced. Neat, medium finish. 17/20
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Haut Medoc
Vintage 2000

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The unique soil and microclimate are reflected in the wine's personality. Cantemerle has a brilliant color, a powerful bouquet, and a soft, lively flavor. It is rare to find such refined fruitiness. This great wine can be enjoyed young, when it is charming, fruity, and marked by a vanilla taste which comes from well-integrated oak. This makes Cantemerle an ideal choice for the modern wine drinker who likes fresh tannins.

However, it can also age extremely well. Fine, old vintages have impeccable class, with incomparable flavors of sheer elegance. Cantemerle therefore belongs to that rare category of the world's wines which can not only age, but also improve over several decades.

Winery

Cantemerle

hateau Cantemerle is a fifth growth Bordeaux estate in the Haut-Medoc which has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. It had been under ownership of the Villeneuve de Durfort family for over three hundred years until it was sold by Jeanne Armande to the Dubos family in 1892.

The Dubos family managed the estate until it was sold in 1981 to the SMABTP group. Many parcels of vines were pulled up during the war and the difficult years of 1930-1940, leaving only 20 hectares planted on the estate’s 70 hectares of vineyard land.

Cantemerle was a property in distress after a long period of difficulties, thus, renovation of the technical facilities and replanting of the vineyard was undertaken in successive steps. Thirty-five hectares of land which had lain fallow for almost 50 years were planted within 2 years and by 1987, the vineyard had grown to 60 hectares. Now, 144 years later, Cantemerle had returned to its original size at the time of the 1855 classification—90 hectares.