Chateau les Moines 2000 "Cuvée Cantemerle" Premières Cotes de Blaye ($14.99)
Dark garnet, not quite hazy but less than brilliantly clear. Ripe black-cherry aroma leads into a simple, fresh flavor of tart cherries with no tannins evident, tails off rather suddenly in a short finish. Good acidity and decent balance, a bit herbal with airing, but it's nicely balanced and a decent food companion. US Importer: The Stacole Co., Boca Raton, Fla. (Jun 29, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fruit, crisp acidity and non-tannic quality make it a particularly good partner with pork chops.

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