Domaine de Cambes 2019
(Bordeaux, France) - [JD 93-95] [VM 93]
Regular price $85.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $5.03
About This Wine:
Domaine de Cambes comes from the younger vines of Chateau Roc de Cambes and is made by Saint Emilion's esteemed François Mitjavile, "the eccentric wizard who conjures extraordinary wines from Château Tertre Rôteboeuf," according to Decanter Magazine's Stephen Brook. Founded in 1988 and located in Bordeaux's less expensive Cotes de Bourg area, it is situated close to the Gironde on a south-facing slope in a natural amphitheater. The approximately 40 acres of vines are planted to 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Grapes are harvested as late as possible to enhance fruit flavors. They produce luscious Merlot-dominated wines that will last for decades.
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% new Radoux blend barrels. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernets. Around 16000 bottles are produced from 6 hectares of vines.
Ratings & Reviews
93-95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
Also from the team at Tertre Roteboeuf and based on 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Domaine De Cambes shows a more tight, focused style compared to the Roc de Cambes Giving up opulent red, black, and blue fruit as well as subtle oak, plenty of minerality, notes of spice and violets, and a great, great finish, it might be the best of the trio (Domaine de l'Aurage, Roc de Cambes, and Domaine de Cambes). (June 2020)
93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Domaine des Cambes is bursting at the seams with super-ripe dark cherry, plum, espresso, licorice, menthol and chocolate. This rich, boisterous Blaye is full of energy. There's real depth and energy here, not to mention tons of character. Dried herb, leather, cedar and tobacco linger on the ample, beautifully textured finish. Drink between 2024-2034." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2022)