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2015 Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg

Regular price $70.00
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2015 Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg

Regular price $70.00
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When you start learning about Bordeaux, you learn about the famed appellations of the left and right banks and their famous estates, but once you truly know about Bordeaux, you understand the hidden value that can be found hiding on the outskirts. One particularly fun game we sommeliers play is follow-the-winemaker, or follow the ownership, in Bordeaux. The great estates know there is tremendous quality lying outside of the established regional heirarchy. Follow their investments. It will lead you to value. Take this property from the Mitjavile family as a great example. Château Tertre-Rotebouef, the premier estate of the Mitjavile stable, sits around $200 a bottle, and can compete with the Le Pins of Bordeaux in some years. Yet, Roc de Cambes, an estate that is positioned like a sentry along the Dorgogne River much like the great estates of Margaux, Pauillac and Saint Julien, commands only a third of the price. The wines are powerful examples of Merlot, and the 20% Cabernet Sauvignon speaks loudly. They require 5-10 years to truly express their potential, but drink well young in warm vintages like 2015. This is an exceptional Bordeaux from an exceptional family of estates. The fruit is plump and rich, but with firm tannins and a graphite, mineral finish. Truly an iron fist in a velvet glove.

 

Jancis Robinson

"Still in barrel and not yet fined. Dark crimson. Dark fruited and gentle on the nose. Also a very slight floral note though it is the dark fruit that dominates. Firm texture yet already polished, refined texture. Dark, pure and long-limbed, elegant and toned but not muscular. There’s very little oak sweetness here even though it is in barrel - just a touch of char on the finish." (JH) 17+/20 (6/2017)

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