2018 - Ch Roc de Cambes Côtes de Bourg
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Roc des Cambes
Region
Côtes de Bourg
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 CH ROC DE CAMBES CÔTES DE BOURG - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Roc des Cambes
Region
Côtes de Bourg
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £328.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019,
    Score: 92-94

    This lovely Côtes de Bourg from the Mitjaville family portfolio has spiced oak and hot cross bun aromas. A warm and giving style, this has a juicy richness to it and a broad volume reflecting the higher degree of alcohol. Rich, full and long on the finish.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2019,
    Score: 18.5+

    Roc is more backward and more obviously tannic than Domaine de Cambes in 2018. It is more red-fruited and more austere and the elegance and edge are fascinating as it shuns the black fruit spectrum and it majors on red fruit. The oak is perfectly matched to this lusty red fruit and there is a cinnamon dusting of spice which invigorates the palate. The length is mellow and long and the tannins never dry the palate.

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Producer

Château Roc des Cambes

Bought in 1988 by François Mitjavile, the owner of Château Tetre-Rôtebouef in St-Emilion. He considered its position; south facing, in two natural amphitheatres, next to the Gironde to be perfect for wine-growing. He undertook to reinvigorate the 14ha vineyard and introduced late harvesting (traditionally in this area they harvest too early, whilst the grapes are still a little under-ripe). Proportions of grapes are 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Fermentation is in temperature controlled cement vats and ageing in barriques - 50% new - for 15-18 months. The wine is full bodied, robust, rich and long lasting, yet well balanced.

Region

Côtes de Bourg

Côtes de Bourg is a Bordeaux appellation surrounding the town of Bourg on the right bank of the Gironde, 20 km north-west of Bordeaux. It has a maritime climate and the vineyards close to the river are particularly well protected from frost damage. The Côtes de Bourg are characterised by the diversity and richness of their soils, composed of mainly clay and limestone soils with sand and gravel in some parts. Most of the wine produced is red wine. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted on clay and sandy gravel soils, while Merlot is also grown on the widespread areas of clay and limestone. Historically the region produced robust and sober wines but the wines are becoming more approachable with the introduction of more fruit driven vinification techniques. Red Côtes de Bourg are garnet in colour and are predominantly based on the Merlot grape, blended with smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. They are typically earthy but fruity with blackcurrant dominating the flavour profile. They can be laid down for 6-10 years or more but can also be drunk young. A little white is made, chiefly from Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes.