Chateau Cantemerle 2012 - Haut Medoc - 750 ml
Showing a deep, elegant red color with a complex bouquet of coffee and vanilla carrying subtle notes of exotic wood, Cantemerle 2012 is an elegant wine showing style and breeding. There is no finer expression of vintage character and Haut-Medoc terroir, where sandy and stony soils are light, warm and free-draining. This is expressed through well-incorporated tannins and a happy marriage of softness and vivacity on the finish. Very ripe Merlot and aged Cabernets—the Medoc’s pride—also make a welcome contribution.
Pairs well with sweetbreads, braised ham, and charcuterie go well with this wine which is, at heart, a great classic: avoiding the easy temptations of extraction and excessive oak, it prefers to show the simple taste of its grapes without masking their origins.