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2006 Chateau CantemerleBlend from France

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  • 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

90

"As I indicated last year, quality has improved dramatically at this estate, and the 2006 is a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux displaying a dark ruby/purple color, a lovely bouquet of forest floor, sweet cherries, cranberries, and black currants, medium body, a textured, sweet, tannic mouthfeel, and a long finish. Everything is beautifully pure as well as perfectly balanced in this outstanding effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. Excellent value."

This wine is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. -Winery

Looking for a great cheese pairing with this wine?
For a Cabernet-heavy Bordeaux like the Cantemerle, try out the Fort Lucotte Comte 14 Month Saint Antoine. This rich wine, with good tannins on the finish, needs a cheese that can stand up to it. Thanks to its longer period of aging, the Fort Lucotte Comte has a rich flavor and nice creaminess to hold its own with the wine.

Product Detail

Item # 42175
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Haut Medoc
Ratings

90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2006
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower