PETIT CANTENAC GRAND CRU 14/15
"Petit Cantenac 2013 is made with fruit from our older Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines and was picked in perfect conditions during the cool early mornings of early October.
The colour of the wine shows a deep dark purple robe and is marked by its beautiful Cabernet character, with fresh and lush rich notes of black plums, cassis, cherry, raspberry, figs, and fine leather, with hints of truffles, spice and soft vanillary new oak.
On the palate, it is round and full-bodied with good tannins on the entry, which become more defined as the wine lingers in the mouth, leading towards a more complete, fondue like suppleness, with further blackberry and plummy notes on the finish that also display good restraint and poise.
It is a savoury, delicious and well-made wine, forward in style, with a pleasant attack of fine soft tannins and an aromatic evolution that spreads satisfyingly right across the palate. It will start to drink well after only 2 or 3 years, but will also continue to develop nicely in the bottle. Drink 2016-2024."
"Medium deep colour. Fresh herb redcurrant raspberry plum aromas with inky notes.”
Andrew Caillard MW