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Château Cantemerle 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château Cantemerle 2021 has been released for £216 per 12×75.
  • The wine has been scored 88-90 by Neal Martin (Vinous).
  • The 2019 boasts 92-points and is available for 10.2% less than today’s release.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Cantemerle 2021 has been released at €18 per bottle ex-négociant, the same as the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £216 per 12×75. The 2019 looks better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

‘This will do fine as an early-drinking claret,’ said Neal Martin (Vinous), who scored it 88-90 points. Jane Anson awarded it 87-points, noting that it ‘needs further softening over ageing’.

Colin Hay (The Drinks Business) gave it a slightly higher barrel range of 90-92+ points. Hay liked its ‘pure and beautiful nose’ and complimented its ‘seamlessly integrated’ acidity.

Fair Value analysis

Cantemerle prices show higher correlation to bottle age than critic scores. Today’s opening price comes at the level implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. However, buyers looking for value might wish to consider the 2012 vintage, which offers bottle age and is available for £211 per case.

The 2019 also looks attractive – the wine boasts 92-points from Martin and is available for 10.2% less than today’s release.


Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.