“Only Chateau Margaux outshines this property, jointly owned by Belgian, French and British (Sichel family) capital. Judged at the very highest level, it could be more consistent. It is usually excellent, but not always astonishing – although when it is, it can stand shoulder to shoulder with First Growths in a blind tasting. A true super-second that promises to achieve even greater heights since the introduction of Alter Ego, a sort super-premium of second wines, in 1998.” (The new Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia) Hugh Johnson The star of Cantenac. 3ieme cru, that is completely equal to the best 2nd crus. A wine with power, content and finesse. A high amount of merlot. The second brand alter ego is a real delight.
The wine is fresh and well-balanced with good aromatic complexity. The bouquet reveals hints of plum, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, chocolate, mocha, and coffee.