2010 Bordeaux Primeurs – Cantemerle, Beychevelle

by Charles Lea

Releases continue this morning. Slight doubts in my mind about Cantemerle – as you will see from the note I only saw it once, and the sample may have been tired. Steven Spurrier, Neal Martin, Robert Parker ond other have all rated it very well.

16 (Jancis Robinson MW OBE (www.jancisrobinson.com))
91 – 93 (Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate)
90 – 92 (Neal Martin’s Wine Journal, erobertparker.com)
93 – 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com)
****17 (Steven Spurrier, decanter.com)
93 (Tim Atkin MW) 

I’d still rather have Les Ormes de Pez for less, but it seems Cantemerle is in high demand, and it is, as Steve Spurrier says, a “southern Médoc” style.

We also have small volumes of Beychevelle – we need to contact last year’s customers first but if interested please get in touch.