2010 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)
Loads of fruit to this young wine with masses of currants and dark berries. Full body, with silky tannins and a long, long finish.
This shows something of Margaux’s--the neighboring appellation--delicacy, allied with firm, dry tannins. It has the dense structure and ripeness characteristic of the vintage, with a rich black-fruit flavor and acidity. It’s a wine for long-term aging.
*Smart Buy* Dense but fresh, with a saturated core of blackberry pâte de fruit, anise and plum sauce that races along with vibrant spice and graphite notes. The long finish shows cut and drive, with enough grip to cellar short term. Best from 2014 through 2019.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, saturated medium red-ruby. Sexy aromas of cherry, black raspberry and licorice are lifted by a floral topnote. Supple and suave, with subtle sweetness and good medicinal reserve to the dark berry and violet flavors. At once lush and lively, with the spine of minerals, acidity and tannins to evolve positively for a decade or more. Finishes with very good persistence.
50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot. Notably blackish purple. Quite oaky nose. Made to cause a stir very much in the ‘modern’ (ie a little dated now) idiom. Peppery finish. Lots to get your teeth into and no shortage of ambition and tannin but with sufficient fruit too. Drying finish for the moment but serious stuff. Drink 2016-2025.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There are nearly 200,000 bottles of this dense ruby/purple wine, which exhibits load of licorice, barbecue smoke, roasted meats, black currants and sweet cherries. It is well-made, medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Surprisingly, even here the alcohols hit 14% naturally. This wine should drink nicely for 5-7 years. This large estate, located not far from the classified-growth chateaux of Cantemerle and Giscours, has produced a blend of 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.