A balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (47%) and Merlot, with a slight addition of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Like the terroir, the wine is classic both in its deep ruby colour and in its elegant bouquet, combining mixed black fruit, sweet spices and pepper. Solid and tastes harmonious with seven years bottle ageing. Medium finish, delicate palate, stuffed, structured. . Excellent value.
Scores are consistent.
91 points James Suckling
Aromas of currants and berries with hints of chocolate. Full body with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Very fine. Cantermerle delivers in 2011. (2/2014)
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An 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. (RP) (4/2014)