This is a classic Médoc vintage where the end of the growing season favored mature Cabernets. These grapes make their presence felt in the glass with elegant aromas of black fruit and tobacco, and on the palate with flavorful scents of black currant and spice. Ripe tannins contribute balance, intensity, and a good long finish. This is a wine which magnificently illustrates the potential of the Cantemerle terroir. It perfectly accompanies a veal sauté, a blanquette and various cheese-based dishes.
The wine has lots of warm black fruit and plum aromas, with cinnamon, spices, pepper and a hint of vanilla. The palate is concentrated with damsons, red fruit, spice and stony minerality with a very elegant and warm finish. The mouth is initially very silky but gives way to some mouth watering acidity and firm tannins.