2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc
A little austere but shows chocolate, blueberry and hints of spices. Full body. Chewy. Needs about two or three years of bottle age.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another of my favorite estates from the southern part of the Medoc, Macau, this Haut-Medoc cru bourgeois is a blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The alcohol was 14% and the wine bottled unfined and unfiltered by its consulting oenologist, the brilliant Claude Gros. Wonderfully dark ruby/purple in color, with loads of sweet berry fruit as well as hints of licorice and charcoal, the wine displays a lush texture, medium to full body, and the vintage’s tell-tale ripeness, high glycerin and silky texture. (RP)
This is ambitious, with ample dark toast, but also a core of roasted fig, currant preserves and graphite flavors that are up to the task, with a long, tobacco- and tar-filled finish that still has some grip to shed.
We've always liked this wine!