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Domaine de Cambes 2016

SubregionBordeaux Appellation
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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Tasting Notes

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

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017

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

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017
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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.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017
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