This 2014 Chateau Cantemerle is rich in texture and presents a purplish-blue tinted inky colour. The nose shows right away a wine of a good aromatic purity full of freshness, with a large expression of fleshy, enjoyable and generous black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, smashed black berry, red plum and blueberry). The taste is elegant, finely chiselled on the tannic structure, based on a fine mouth-feel. The whole is charming, suave, almost creamy and above all, has a nice lingering on the palate. This wine is a complete Haut-Medoc, signing a fine vintage.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Cantemerle has a conservative, cedar and graphite-tinged bouquet that needs to develop more fruité. 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.