This was a great year for Merlot, doubtless because of its mature, silky tannins and beautiful fruit flavors which cover the palate. Cantemerle 1995 shows unexpected youth for its age, with aromas of almonds and vanilla, and an aristocratic elegance fully displaying the virtues of its terroir. One of the château’s great classics which gives a lot of pleasure today. Don’t hesitate to drink now, with poultry and cold meats. Perfect for a Sunday lunch with the family, but also for a dinner with appreciative friends.