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Domaine de Cambes 2015

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Bordeaux Generic
Grape VarietyMerlot

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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.

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

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.

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

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

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 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

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.

Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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