|The Wine Advocate Parker | 94+
The wine needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 30 more years, but this is the finest Cantemerle I have encountered in my professional career of tasting young vintages (dating back 34 years now). Stunningly deep ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of spring flowers intermixed with perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes, it exhibits a sort of cool-climate character. Broad, rich and intense on the palate, the wine has plenty of tannins, but they are sweet and well-integrated. Everything is delicately entwined into this beautiful, medium to full-bodied, dense purple wine, which shows stunning character and a prodigious potential for development. This is definitely a major sleeper of the vintage and even better than I thought from barrel.
With its 2010, this classified growth located in the southern end of the Medoc may well have made a modern-day version of their legendary 1949.
Drink Date 2020 - 2050
Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date 28th Feb 2013
Source 205, The Wine Advocate