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Domaine de Cambes 2016

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionBordeaux Appellation
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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%. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernets. Around 16000 bottles are produced from 6 hectares of vines. 100% new oak from the Mitjaville's trusted Radoux barrels.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2016Domaine de CambesBT3 \ 036360.001292 NM364092.0092.00Domaine de Cambes0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Domaine des Cambes, made by François Mitjavile of Tertre-Rôteboeuf, has a pure, cassis- and blueberry-scented bouquet that reveals top notes of crushed violet petals and even a hint of ink. The palate is silky-smooth with fine tannin and lightly spiced with a dash of white pepper. The cohesive backbone is deeply impressive. Gentle but insistent in terms of grip, leading to a very fresh finish. This Domaine des Cambes really is superb, and it will offer much drinking pleasure over the next decade. Drink 2023-2033

92
Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019

The 2016 Domaine de Cambes, owned by the Mitjavile family of Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf fame, is a blend of 5% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc and 80% Merlot this year. It has a detailed, juicy bouquet with mulberry, wild strawberry and just a touch of iodine that comes through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry, dark berry fruit with a touch of cola, nicely balanced with a harmonious and approachable finish. Give this a year or two after bottling, and it should drink well for the next 8-10 years. Drink 2019-2029.

89/91
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017

The 2016 Domaine des Cambes is rich, sumptuous and beautiful, all qualities that readers will be able to enjoy pretty much as soon as the wine is released. Super-ripe, dark and racy, it captures the more overt side of the vintage. A wine of exotic ripeness and intensity, the 2016 is gorgeous today. A rush of black cherry, plum, menthol and licorice infuses this expressive Côtes de Bordeaux from the Mitjaville family.

90/92
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2017

Lively and sweet and with lots of richness and energy. Amazingly good for an AOC Bordeaux. Luscious richness. Fantastic length. Exoticissimo. RRP €40 in France – perhaps the most expensive AOC Bordeaux?
Drink 2020-2030

17
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017

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%. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernets. Around 16000 bottles are produced from 6 hectares of vines. 100% new oak from the Mitjaville's trusted Radoux barrels. Very smoky, meaty and spicy on the nose with notes of tobacco, chocolate and cherry. The palate is silky, Burgundian and sweet - cocoa, vanilla and kirsch all layered with fine, sandy tannins. Long, smoky and spicy on the finish. A superb wine considering its appellation.

93
Farr Vintners, February 2017
Read more tasting notes...

Ripe black fruits the nose has sweet fruit the palate a mix of ripe cassis and black cherry. Fresher in the middle bramble and bilberry but it fills out at the back with fleshy black fruits. 2024-34

87/89
Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017
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