Chateau Cantemerle 2006
The 2006 Cantemerle was the "surprise package" of the blind tasting at Farr Vintners' horizontal. It has a conservative nose with rosemary and undergrowth scents that open nicely in the glass, but retain a sense of classicism. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, lightly spiced red berry fruit, sage and white pepper, quite persistent on the finish, which feels very pure. What an outstanding 2006 Claret - a Cantemerle that punches well above its weight.
Blackberry and sweet tobacco follow through to a medium body, with slightly aggressive tannins and a medium finish. Chewy.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 16/20 points.