En Primeur – 6 x Clos Cantenac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux 2020
Whilst Petit Cantenac invites you over this commands your attention without offering choice or opportunity to decline. Whereas Petit possesses gravitas beyond its price point this boasts grandeur that has even grander Grand Vins riddling themselves into a state of spontaneous fermentation.
Brooding and viscous yet fresh and deft at the same time, black plum, mulberry and elderberry jam infused with fresh violet. A flutter of new oak initially, which is obviously to be expected in a barrel sample, but amazingly it dissipates within minutes, integrating seamlessly into the wine with reassuring confidence.
A pervading darkness like waking in the night, in a strange house and wondering whether you still have your eyes shut or if the night really can be that black.
97 points, Daniel Grigg
This wine is offered En Primeur, under bond, exclusive of UK duty and VAT which will be payable prior to delivery.
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