Dieprood van kleur. De aroma’s zijn vol en complex met fijne rode bessen en hartige tonen. In de smaak rijpe bramen afgewisseld met moerbeien en kruiden. De tannines zijn stevig en goed gestructureerd. Elegant en stijlvol en een van de beste Cantermerle’s die we ooit hebben geproefd.
The wine needs a good 7-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 30 more years, but this is the finest Cantemerle I have encountered in my professional career of tasting young vintages (dating back 34 years now). Stunningly deep ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of spring flowers intermixed with perfumed raspberry and blueberry notes, it exhibits a sort of cool-climate character. Broad, rich and intense on the palate, the wine has plenty of tannins, but they are sweet and well-integrated. Everything is delicately entwined into this beautiful, medium to full-bodied, dense purple wine, which shows stunning character and a prodigious potential for development. This is definitely a major sleeper of the vintage and even better than I thought from barrel. With its 2010, this classified growth located in the southern end of the Medoc may well have made a modern-day version of their legendary 1949.