Monday 16 July 2012

Drinking Tonight - 2008 Château Cantenac Brown

With whole pan-fried fillets of pork wrapped in pancetta and rosemary, I thought that a nice young Bordeaux would do the trick. I also fried some potatoes and pulled out a red wine sauce from the freezer. And the flavours worked really well together.

2008 Château Cantenac Brown
The nose is big, upfront and sweet, much like the Canon-la-Gaffeliére tasted recently. There are more black currants here, but also the vanilla oak, new leather, coffee notes. With air it becomes more focused and a lovely sweet flower scent emerge. Very, very good. Deep and complex. A nice purity.
The taste is young, tight and more restrained than the nose with very fine black currant fruit intermingled with violets, coffee, forest floor and a touch of sage. The tannins are big but nicely put in place by the sweet fruit. The finish is medium long and ends dry. This is very, very good and I suspect that it will be even better with some time in the cellar to get rid of that puppy fat.
91p   (tasted 2012/07)

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