Still very dark purple and quite intense for a fifteen year old...plummy and jammy on the palate, with berry flavors and currant, still a bit of tannin even after a bit of decant time. lovely wine to have with tonight's steak and potatoes!
At home with Lauren and Valerie, made my Italian spiced chicken meatballs. Drank this post a Cote de Provence (Bagnard)
Still drinking well, no real signs of age.Spalsh decanted, drank over 90 minutes. Was drinking well out of the bottle and evolved a bit. Still hanging in there...Dark fruits, floral, pencil shavings on the nose. Palate was dusted dark fruits, lavender, tobacco, dark cherries, currant, cedar. Picked up a forest floor/pine.
Cantemerle is one of my standbys...not high profile or highly touted Bordeaux, very consistent and great QPR. I don't hesitate to open with casual meals...Drinks well now, has more shelf life but probably doesn't improve much from here
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(Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc) This is much more deeply coloured compared to the 1998, with youthful dark fruit and roasted nuts to be found on the nose. On entry, a slightly creamy style is apparent, with a ripe, nutty, rounded flavour and mouthfeel. This is concentrated, and firmly tannic, and yet maintains a supple presence. This is very good indeed, but demands 5-6 years cellaring as a minimum.