2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc
I like the depth of fruit and grip to this, with a lovely chocolate and berry character. Medium-to-full body with layers of fruit. Very long and pretty. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
RP: 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. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. NM: I thought this might merit a higher mark...and it does. It has a lifted cedar and blackberry nose with a slight ferrous tincture. The palate is beautifully balanced and absorbing the oak with ease, turning into quite a precocious little thing with great length and style. What a lovely 2009! Recommended. (7/2012)
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. Best from 2013 through 2019.
We've always liked this wine!