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Domaine de Cambes 2015

RegionBordeaux
SubregionBordeaux Appellation
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2015Domaine de CambesBT8 \ 6102310.001292+ FV10234.44444492.1092.10Domaine de Cambes0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Deep ruby colour with a quintessentially Mitjavile nose. Full of sweet spices, ripe cherry and plum fruit with exotic incense and roasted meats. The palate is plush and rounded, with succulent tannins gently framing the ripe core of fruit. Smoky sweetness adds a plushness to the fruit is this spherical and forward wine. Juicy and moreish yet complex and spicy, this is open-knit and ready to go, though you could comfortably age it for another 5-8 years.

92+
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2021

The 2015 Domaine de Cambes, from François Mitjavile of Tertre Rôteboeuf, has an extremely pure bouquet: vibrant, almost shimmering red and black fruit with superb tension, a touch of rose petal in the background. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry, a touch of sea salt on the tip of the tongue, moderate weight in the mouth with pencil lead notes infusing the black fruit towards the sedate finish. I can imagine this drinking after 2-3 years, but as a recent vertical proved, Domaine de Cambes has a propensity to give a decade's worth of drinking pleasure, so don't be afraid of laying this down. Drink 2018-2028

89/91
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Domaine de Cambes opens with lovely red and black currants, spicy plums and blueberries with touches of pencil lead, tobacco and Indian spices. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and chewy with plenty of spicy fruit and a long, earthy finish.

90
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (236), April 2018

François Mitjavile insists that the 2015 Domaine des Cambes is not a second wine. Fair enough. Unctuous, racy and exotic, the 2015 offers up a compelling mélange of crème de cassis and black cherry fruit. Domaine des Cambes is made predominantly from Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc grown on the lower slopes of the property, exactly where the ripeness of the vintage is most accentuated. Today the volatile acidity is a bit pronounced and the wine needs time to come together, but it is full of personality and super-distinctive. What else is new?

88/91
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

From the stony stretch next to the Gironde below Roc de Cambes vineyard.
Rich and round. Quite unlike any other AOC Bordeaux. Very fine tannins. Hint of game. Black fruits too. GV
Drink 2019-2025

16.5+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016
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This wine is made from a section of the Roc de Cambes vineyard that is only entitled to the straight Bordeaux appellation. In the past only 20% new oak was used but Francois Mitjavile now thinks that the quality of the fruit deserves 100%. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernets. Around 16000 bottles will be produced from 4.5 hectares of vines. Deep ruby colour. Very creamy, ripe red fruits on the nose here. The palate is luscious, plump, and rounded with a superb intensity of ripe cherry fruit. The tannins are silky and supple but give great texture to the palate. The finish is long, ripe, and yet refined. Superb.

92
Farr Vintners, March 2016

The nose has a fragrant charm and the start of the palate is quite light with blueberry and bramble freshness. Sweet fruit in the middle depth of fruit cassis and black cherry the back palate is lighter the finish though rich and ripe fruited. 2019-30

88/90
Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016

Smoother, lighter and fresher than l’Aurage, this is a fresh red fruit cocktail with delicious tenderness and a soothing,
calming, cooling palate. Lovely and balanced this is a charming wine and it is already into its stride with completely
assimilated tannins.

17
Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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