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2005 Chateau Cantemerle "Les Alles De Cantemerle" Haunt-Medoc

Country: France

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2005 Chateau Cantemerle "Les Alles De Cantemerle" Haut-Medoc.

The wine’s deep, dark color immediately displays its youth and potential. The nose, while still somewhat reserved, nevertheless shows hints of spices and blackcurrant aromas which will become more pronounced with time. On the palate the attack is both ample and firm: very ripe tannins immediately cover the mouth, and pure, clean fruit aromas create an impression of great opulence. An underlying liveliness delivers a fresh and firm finish. This wine is clearly a product of the 2005 vintage, the finest that Bordeaux has seen in a very long time, and a distinguished elegance displays the influence of its terrior. Those who prefer young wines will find great pleasure here, especially if decanting is done one hour before serving; however, an additional two or three years of further aging will bring out a fuller expression of the wine’s charm and subtlety.

Fermentation: 6-8 days at 26 -28C

Maceration: 28 -30 days

Ageing for 12 months in French oak barrels(medium toast) which 20% are new

An ultra-light fining is done but no filtration occurs prior to bottling

45% Cabernet Sauvignon - 45% Merlot - 10 % Cabernet Franc



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