Petit Cantenac 2014 is made with fruit with from our older Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines and was picked in perfect conditions during the cool early mornings of late September and early October.
The colour of the wine shows a deep dark red robe and is marked by its’ beautiful Cabernet character, with fresh and lush rich notes of black plums, cassis, cherry, raspberry, figs, and fine leather, with hints of liquorice, spice and soft vanillary new oak.
On the palate, it is full-bodied with thick tannins on the entry, which become more defined as the wine lingers in the mouth, with some delicate smokey characters leading towards a rounded, supple, blackberry and plum finish that displays good restraint and poise.
It is a savoury, delicious and well-made wine, quite forward in style, with a pleasant attack of fine soft tannins and an aromatic evolution that speads satisfyingly right across the palate. It will drink well after only 2 or 3 years, but will also continue to develop nicely in the bottle.