2006 chateau cantemerle
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
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"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.