Very classic and well balanced - many things going on each blending into each other. Definite full black-fruit nose and palate, not too heavy, and well rounded by a small percentage of Merlot which seems to go the perfect distance in this wine. A bit of smoke a bit of cocoa, dusty - PERFUMED.
The minor cedary element shakes things up just a little to keep it interesting...i'm only an hour and 1/2 and 3/4 of a bottle in to this. I shall return!!
..i'm glad I did that!
DAY 2 : Far more tertiary - blend of sweet and savoury. Dark black cherry, double salted liquorice, and mint jelly. The TAR content making this almost medicinal before food. Will hold onto this one but unsure of cellaring capacity.
Had at RN74 Seattle with beef short rib. Silky but still very square and compact. Thin on the mid-palate. Fruit emerged after an hour in the decanter. Thick tannins on the finish. Going to be very good but still primary. Drink 2018+
Decanted a few hours. Round and so silky. Coffee been red and black fruit with floral green tobacco and oregano notes. Very polished and sexy this is. A real charmer. Sweet long round finish with ripe polished well integrated tannin. Wow this is a killer Cantemerle. I cant imagine this being much better than this.
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