2014 Cantemerle

- 750 ml
94
JS
Availability: Available Soon
$49.95
Availability: In stock
Product ID
68753-750-XX3

Wine Critic Reviews:

I like the floral character, which highlights the aromas of currants and berries. Full body and a firm and tight center palate. Silky tannins and a savory and creamy-textured finish. A beautifully balanced red. Try in 2021, but it’s already gorgeous to taste.

James Suckling | 94 JS
A wine of notable precision, persistence and class, the 2014 Cantemerle is outstanding. Sweet tobacco, licorice, red cherry and dried savory herbs are some of the signatures. Medium in body and lively, the 2014 captures the best attributes of the year. This is a positively stellar showing.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
While the wine does have a strongly dry element, it also has a creamy, black currant background that shows promise for the future. With great acidity offering freshness, this wine will balance well.

Wine Enthusiast | 92 WE
Bright and racy, with red currant and plum fruit lined with a lively tang of iron that streaks through the finish. A touch taut, but should unwind nicely with modest cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2024. 33,335 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

Sokolin 2014 Cantemerle Tasting Notes:

You must have seen The Wizard of Oz, right? And you remember Dorothy’s wonderful ruby shoes… That color is surely captivating, and is exactly what the 2014 Cantemerle will remind you of.

You won’t be sure if you’re more amazed by this wine strength or its creamy texture, but it sure has both. Excellent acidity makes it well-balanced and fresh and nowhere near an average bottle of wine. This is pure elegance in your glass, graceful floral nose with dark fruit aromatics so typical for a medium-bodied Bordeaux blend. The tannins make every sip feel like sheer velvet going down your throat, while blueberry flavor makes the finish so enjoyable and impressive you simply don’t want it to ever end.
More Information
Availability Available Soon
Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Cantemerle: Any notable property in Bordeaux is guaranteed to produce wines that are at least good, if not great, and Chateau Cantemerle is no exception. The dominant varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot making a smaller appearance as well. The wines are typically medium-bodied, with a soft tannin embrace and a veritable tsunami of ripe, juicy fruits, especially when it comes to berries. Pangs of tobacco punctuate the sampling, as they give a sharp stimulation to the palate and urge you to continue drinking. The freshness is off the charts, so we highly recommend Chateau Cantemerle if you want to unwind during a hot evening or simply keep your energy up during a long social event.
Rating 94 JS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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