2009 Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg

SKU #1088626 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium dark red. Fragrant violet, raspberry and sweet brown spices on the captivating nose. Then compellingly sweet and tactile, with intense ripe red fruit and chocolate flavors that last and last on the smooth, soft aftertaste. Good wine for the money...  (7/ 2012)

Jancis Robinson

 Racy, coffee notes. Very sweet start. A little severe on the finish. Very youthful. Drink 2016-2024.  (1/ 2013)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/27/2012  | Send Email
This is a big modern Bordeaux with heady ripe blueberry, baking spices, dark chocolate and almost caramel on the nose. The palate is more ripe blue fruit as well as black raspberry wood spice and coffee. Very soft and smooth with a long finish mainly of ripe fruit. If you like modern wine this is it!

By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/4/2012  | Send Email
Here's one for the cellar. An intense nose of rich dark fruits with sweet tobacco smoke, graphite, and bakers chocolate accents leads to a concentrated, complex palate layered with flavors of rich, dark fruits, savory herbs, and Asian spice. The toasted hazelnut, spicy vanilla, and nutty caramel calling cards of new French oak are present but superbly integrated, and will continue to fold in with time. Solid tannins and acidity balance everything out, for a wine of exceptional beauty built to go the long haul in the cellar.

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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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France

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Bordeaux

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