1990 Château Cantemerle

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90 Points

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - Decanted for only one hour as worried it may be a little too evolved. A deliciously mature nose with cassis, graphite, rich tobacco and a core of mature fruit cake. A lighter palate than the nose suggests, but well developed. Tannins are fully integrated and the fruit has almost gone, replaced with tobacco, leather and old cedar with just a touch of sous-bois. Elegant, refined and only 12% abv - classic claret and just as it should be. Probably a tad past its best but a lovely way to toast my final diploma exam today!

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