Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2010


SKU 06721


Fruity aromas, delicate tannins, and an overall balance holds sway: this wine is all finesse and elegance. Two words will suffice: smoothness and charm. A touch of black currant here, a hint of vanilla there, some raspberry for good measure...this wine, with its delicate softness, is beginning to show its true character: a delicious and refined Médoc. Better than just a second wine, its immediate and heady pleasure is enthralling. A perfect luncheon wine.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Haut Medoc
Brand Les Allees de Cantemerle
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastA great success for this southern Médoc chateau, this is fine, elegant and perfumed. It bursts with a black fruit flavor, balanced by smooth tannins and acidity. It's a wine for medium-term aging over the next six years.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateAn 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.

Robert Parker, April 2014