- Domaine de Cambes
- Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
- 2025 - 2038
- Case size
- En Primeur
Neal Martin, May 2021,
The 2020 Domaine de Cambes has a perfumed, floral bouquet of black plum, bilberry and raspberry preserve infused with pressed iris and violet petals; fine delineation and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, and a little oaky at the moment, but there is an attractive underlying peppery, almost sage-like note that comes through on the finish. Give this 2–3 years once in bottle. Drink 2026 - 2038
Wine Advocate, May 2021,
Sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2020 Domaine de Cambes rolls out of the glass with exuberant notes of plum preserves, Black Forest cake and boysenberries, plus hints of star anise, cedar chest, camphor and smoked meats. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers mouth-coating black and blue fruit preserves, framed by chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy. Drink 2024-2039
Wine Cellar Insider, May 2021,
A light touch of creamy espresso, cedar, tobacco leaf, spice and earthy red fruits start off the wine. On the medium-bodied palate the wine is soft, open and fresh with spicy, earthen red fruits and herbs that continue through to the finish.
Matthew Jukes, April 2021,
My sample bottle is pretty marked with oak, and while this wine always wears a mighty suit of oak, so this is not surprising, it takes my eye off the fruit somewhat. Structured, powerful and suitably sauvage this is an elemental wine that lacks polish and breeding but it makes up for it in gusto and impact. The tannins are compact and drying and so it will most likely need more time than Roc to soften.
Domaine de Cambes
When the Romans first planted a few vines on the limestone outcrops of St Emilion in the early years of the first century, and tasted what was, by all accounts, rather thin, bitter wine, they can hardly have imagined that the region's greatest red wines would become the most sought afterfine wines in the world. From the days in the seventeenth century when the then owners of Ch Haut Brion, the de Pontac family, became the first to export to the UK, selling their wine in their own tavern, the Pontac's Head, red Bordeaux or claret has been the Englishman's favourite. The wines of the 1855 Classification are merely the tip of the iceberg. Bordeaux AC accounts for about half of all wine produced in the area, from vineyards outside the regional or communal appelations and often blended by the negociant houses. Simpler beasts these although still clearly related to their more illustrious cousins - relatively light and fresh, full of fruit, with soft tannins making for delicious, and good value, early drinking.