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Cantemerle 2005

A balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (47%) and Merlot, with a slight addition of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Like the terroir, the wine is classic in its deep ruby colour and elegant bouquet, combining mixed black fruit, sweet spices and pepper. Round, solid, and tastes harmonious with 18 years behind—good complexity, long finish, delicate palate, stuffed, structured. Excellent value. Medium to medium-deep, ruby-red colour. There is good, fresh acidity & balanced alcohol, but the astringent tannins leave the finish very lean. Silky finish. Still with good fruit. Rare by now.



JS93. 'Wow. This shows wonderful depth and complexity on the nose with blueberries, fresh flowers and hints of stones. It's full-bodied, with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. It gets better and better with age: gorgeous now but will improve for many years. Excellent.'(edited). RP gave 91 and Stazer 90. Quite stable scores.





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