ITEM 8949

1989 Cantemerle Haut Medoc

$169.98

In stock

20

Wine Rating:

95WS 92WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1989

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-other bordeaux

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Wine Spectator: 95 points

“Huge wine. Dark ruby-colored. Intense aromas of ripe fruit and game. Full-bodied and compacted, with masses of tannins and fruit, yet still closed and not giving much on the palate. Give this brute time. Best Cantemerle ever?--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2004.”

Review Date: 5/1/99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

A perfect success for Cantemerle and one of the most monumental wines of the last 40 years, the 1989 Cantemerle remains a dense ruby color with plenty of purple in its mid-section. The wine has the classic Cantemerle noise of flowers intermixed with black currants, blackberries, and mineral. Surprisingly opulent, lush, and very fragrant, this wine has supple texture and a gorgeous finish. Not a blockbuster by any means, but it is silky and beautifully pure. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 9/02.

Review Date: 1/1/03