By Wijnhuis Den Boer Since 1885


Chateau Cantemerle 5e Grand Cru Classé 2005


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A young, slightly tannic, somewhat austere but well-made, finesse style of Médoc, the 2005 Cantemerle displays a dark ruby/purple color followed by notes of forest floor, underbrush, cedar wood, and raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015

Wow. This really shows wonderful depth and complexity on the nose with blueberries, fresh flowers and hints of stones. It’s full-bodied, with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. Gets better and better with age: gorgeous now but will improve for many years to come. Excellent.
93 James Suckling,, July 2013

Quite transparent and aromatic. Soft and gentle- not overdone. Rather supple and silky. A good medium term drink. Drink 2016-22
16 Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2006

Good medium ruby . Reticent aromas of black cherry and licorice. Bright, tight and high-pitched, with very fresh flavors of dark fruits and flowers currently dominated by firm tannic spine. A bit youthfully tough and in need of at least several years of cellaring.
88+ Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008

Ripe, concentrated small berry fruit, good depth of flavour and quite lifted and leafy, very Médoc, elegant with good intensity. Drink 2009-18.
16.5 Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine, April 2006

Direct, intense nose of red berry fruits, ripe and alluring. Glorious, rich fruit notes concentrated yet light on its feet. Poised. Drink from 2014. Awarded 3 stars.
15.75 Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine, July 2008