Deep color, peppery aromas, a fresh first impression, constant presence on the palate, and a lively finish: all the qualities of the vintage are present here. Aromas of tobacco and black currant give good expression to Cantemerle's terroir. This wine is full of promise, offering greater pleasure than one might expect from a second wine. Its length leaves attractive flavors of black fruit, and the wine's density and aromatic complexity call for several years of further aging. An excellent value offering great pleasure for the money.
Braised ham, stuffed poultry, roast chicken, or a cheese soufflé.