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
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.
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!