Yesterday, Cantemerle 2018 was released at €20.40 per bottle ex-negociant, up 3.5% on the 2017 (€19.70). It was offered by the international trade for £246 per 12×75, equal to the 2017 release per case.
Critical reception for this year’s Cantemerle has been mixed. James Suckling awarded the wine 94-95 points, describing it as having “pretty texture and length”. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) and Lisa Perotti-Brown (Wine Advocate) were less generous and both awarded a barrel range of 86-88 points.
The 2018 is coming to the market above a number of other recent vintages currently available. Buyers looking for value may want to consider the 2016 which is available at a small discount and boasts 91 points from Neal Martin.
Looking for more?
Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology