Blackish red with some maturity. Nose that is so typically Bdx that all around the table immediately referred to it as not "#3", but "the Bdx". Palate is suffering from the 2007 watery disease. Has a fine Brett and Bdx-earth palate. A perfect "learn the typical Bdx wine" but not great and amazing pleasure.
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(Château Cantemerle) Dark red violet color; nice plum, olive, herbaceous, menthol, cedar nose; tight cassis, plum, herbaceous palate; medium finish (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot; needs 1 to 2 years, should age for 10 to 12 years)
(Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Médoc) A surprisingly pretty style of wine here, with fresh, gravelly red fruits, not at all forced, with a gentle application of wood. Softly textured, with chalky tannins, a nice lightly plump style. Perhaps a touch charcoaly, but nicely dense in the middle. At least it hasn't been overworked.
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