A very great year in the Médoc, the 1996 vintage is characterized by the maturity achieved by the Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cantermerle offers a stunning example of this. The wine offers an initial expression of deep color, followed by very expressive aromas, and finally produces an explosion of flavor in the mouth which covers the entire palate. These last sensations maintain their intensity while combining with soft and silky tannins to produce an impression of great elegance. This wine offers an excellent expression of Cantemerle’s terroir. Although ready to drink today, this wine will continue to improve with years of cellaring.