WEINWISSER: "Delikates Bouquet, frisch gepflückte rote Johannisbeere, betörendes Veilchenparfüm und Preiselbeersaft. Am geradlinigen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, stützender Rasse, engmaschigem Tanningerüst, körnigem Extrakt und mittlerem Körper. Im gebündelten aromatischen Finale edle Cassiswürze, Heidelbeerdrops und Estragon. Top-Wert aus dem Haut-Médoc, der noch zulegen kann. 2028 – 2045."
DECANTER: "Clean and clear, immediately quite sleek and focused on the palate. Ripe and round but maintains direction from start to finish with succulence and supple fruit. Very lovely and very drinkable, clean and clear with balance and harmony. Dark fruit, cool freshness, mouthwatering acidity, slight graphite and flint touches and really well worked tannins. Impressive. Will be very enjoyable and easy to drink. Harvest 12-27 September. Ageing 12 months in French oak, 40% new, 40% one year old 20% two years old. 5% Petit Verdot completes the blend."
JAMES SUCKLING: "Currants, blackberries and hints of bark and forest floor. Medium-bodied with creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. Pretty balance to this."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The finest wine this estate has produced in some time is the 2022 Cantemerle, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc that bursts from the glass with aromas of sweet blackberries, violets, rose petals and spices. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with an enveloping core of sweet, perfumed fruit framed by supple tannin, it concludes with a long, mouthwatering finish. The pH is a very healthy 3.6 this year, and yields were low at 29 hectoliters per hectare."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Currants, black cherries, flowers, mocha, and spearmint aromas open the wine. On the palate, the wine is supple, refined, elegant and creamy,. The fruits are soft, sweet, and fresh, leaving you with supple-textured, sweet cherries and spicy freshness in the finish. Drink from 2026-2045."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife schwarze Waldbeeren, etwas Cassis, Orangenzesten, dezente Gewürznuancen. Straff, saftig und frisch, elegante Struktur, rotbeerig im Abgang, mineralisch, gute Länge, verfügt über Reifepotenzial."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Cantemerle bursts with bold notions of black cherry preserves and blackcurrant pastilles, followed by hints of bay leaves, fallen leaves, and tilled soil. The medium-bodied palate is bright and refreshing, with fine-grained tannins and an energetic finish."