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Château Cambon la Pelouse is another top choice Cru Bourgeois, praised by wine critics like Jancis Robinson or Robert Parker (Consistently one of my “best buy” choices). The vineyard is one of the oldest in Médoc and was replanted in 1976. The winery was renovated in the 1990's by its new owner, Jean-Pierre Marie, to get the most of its exceptional terroir right next to Margaux. We instantly loved this Château and the 2011 vintage is now perfectly mature and ready to drink. It is a medium-bodied rich wine, showing floral notes mixed with red and black currant, spice box and a hint of subtle oak. Drink it now or keep it for a few years, it's absolutely up to you but what's certain is that it will please any amateur of good Médoc!
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Cambon la Pelouse
Appellation: Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois
Type: Dry Red wine
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Drink from now to 2020
Open 2 hours before, serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing: Grilled or roasted read meat: lamb, beef, duck or game.
Soil: Deep and large gravel
Vineyard: 60 hectares
Age of Vines: 35 years old
Ageing: 12 to 15 months in oak barrels (40% new)
|What experts say|
16. "50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot. Mid crimson. Firm, classic perfume. Very solid and reliable. There is just about enough fruit weight for the acidity and lots of mid weight tannins. Seems very straightforward and non tarted up. Clean even if not that persistent."
87. "Consistently one of my “best buy” choices, the 2011 Cambon La Pelouse is once again a big-time winner. It is made from 55% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot from the southern part of the Medoc known as Macau (close to Giscours and Cantemerle). The wine exhibits a deep ruby/plum color as well as abundant floral notes intermixed with red and black currants, spice box and a hint of subtle oak. This fleshy, medium-bodied, richly fruity 2011 can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years."
|88. "Very bright, with lively cherry, red currant and raspberry notes, lined with a firm, stony edge that lends cut and length to the finish. Drink now through 2015."|
|16. "Good depth of Cabernet fruit a well made wine. Drink 2015-2020."|
|88. "This is a warm, soft and rich wine. Coming from vines close to Margaux, it has something of the light touch of that appellation. Fruity, with fresh berry fruits and already well-integrated tannins, it's likely to mature over the medium term. Drink from 2016."|