2010 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1066831 91-92 points James Suckling

 Loads of fruit to this young wine with masses of currants and dark berries. Full body, with silky tannins and a long, long finish.  (4/ 2011)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (2/ 2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

 *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.  (3/ 2013)

89 points 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.  (8/ 2013)

Jancis Robinson

 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.  (10/ 2012)

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.  (2/ 2013)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/4/2013  | Send Email
1/2*V Quite ripe, but not overly extracted. Natural, smoky toast.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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