Château Roc de Cambes - Côtes de Bourg

92 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Roc de Cambes - Côtes de Bourg - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Roc de Cambes - Côtes de Bourg

92 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Roc de Cambes is deep garnet-purple in color with a slightly reticent nose of blackberries, cassis and tar with nuances of pencil shavings, damp soil and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and grainy with great freshness and a long, lively finish.
The 2016 Roc de Cambes has turned out beautifully, unwinding in the glass with rich aromas of cassis and cherries mingled with a rich patina of dark chocolate, spices and cigar wrapper. Full-bodied, deep and muscular, its ample, concentrated core is framed by powdery tannins and impressively lively acids. While it's unavoidably marked by its time in 100% new wood, it's the best integrated "great" vintage of Roc de Cambes I can remember tasting at such an early stage. Include it in a blind tasting a decade from now and watch it slay plenty of heavyweight Right Bank names.
The 2014 Roc de Cambes has a lovely bouquet -very pure and intense -with black cherries, blueberry fruit and crushed rose petal that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied, with fleshy ripe red and black fruit, supple tannin, hints of orange zest and pomegranate and quite a structured finish that just cuts away a little swiftly on the aftertaste.
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Roc de Cambes opens with leather and animal notions over a core of baked plums and Black Forest cake plus suggestions of bouquet garni and tilled soil. Full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed with firm, chewy tannins and loads of freshness supporting the generous black fruit preserves, finishing on a compelling earthy/meaty note.
The nose is fresh, elegant, deep, complex, with freshness, especially on the spicy side, and reveals some candied character, a fine intensity (in depth), a certain brilliance and roundness. There are notes of ripe/fresh blackberry, violet and more lightly coffee combined with hints of bright red berry/berry fruit as well as hints of toast, camphor, and a discreet hint of star anise. The palate is nicely mineral, fresh, elegant, pleasing and reveals a bright/flashy side to the fruit, gourmandise, tension, lovely elegance, good definition, precision, and complexity. On the palate this wine expresses pulpy/flavoured cherry, blackberry and slightly blackcurrant notes combined with fine touches of plum blossom, roast and a subtle hint of toast, cardamom, and vanilla bean. The tannins are smooth, racy, and elegant. Subtle chewiness on the finish/persistence.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Côtes de Bourg
Producer:
Château Roc de Cambes
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
ABV:
14%

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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