Region: Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Grapes: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
First Glance: Elegant and age-worthy Cabernet blend
Acclaim: 94 points
A popular Classed 5th Growth Château from the southern Médoc, situated just below the village of Margaux. Cantemerle has long been an incredible value in a market that has soared. A medium to large sized operation at 87 hectares, the wines are always well measured and quality is continually on the rise.
Vinification practices here usually sees the wine spend 12-16 months in approximately 40% new oak, depending on the opulence of the vintage.
94 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
A well-constructed wine that is ripe with black fruits and integrated tannins, this is in a good place for aging. Black-currant fruitiness is balanced by a dry, smoky core that holds promise. Drink this wine from 2026. Editors’ Choice.