92-94/100 Andrew Caillard MW. Deep colour. Dark berry/ dark chocolate/ cedar wood aromas. Lovely concentrated wine with deep blackcurrant frit, plenty of cedar oak notes, and plentiful chocolaty tannins. Finishes chalky dry and firm.
15.5/20 Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson. Black core. Black cherry rim. Spicy on the nose, lean and pretty dry on the palate with a sweet vanilla flourish at the end.
16/20 Steven Spurrier, Decanter. Attractively aromatic southern Médoc fruit, charm and spice from the Merlot, elegant firmness from the Cabernet and overall finesse and balance. Drink 2014-2022.
89-90/100 Robert Parker Jr. This is a traditional, authentic example of Cantemerle’s vineyard as well as its general winemaking style. Elegant and mid-weight with a finesse-filled style, the 2011 exhibits a dark ruby hue with purple nuances in addition to a bouquet of mulberries, cranberries and black cherries intermixed with flowers and forest floor. Medium-bodied and soft as well as crunchy and vibrant, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.