2009 Camensac, Haut-Médoc
Barrel sample. Big, ripe, juicy wine, the tannins very solid and dark. It has layers of new wood, power and considerable density.
Bright, soft and fruity with plum and currant character, with full to medium body and a chewy finish. Muscular. Better in 2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the finest, if not the very best Camensac I have ever tasted, this wine possesses loads of black currants, black cherries, cedar wood and spice box as well as a bit of earth and underbrush. It is medium to full-bodied, very generously endowed and quite long. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(a 55/45 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot): Good dark red. Plum, redcurrant, mocha and tobacco on the nose, plus hints of dusty herbs and pepper. Sweet and smooth, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the round mid-palate. Finishes with solid tannins and firm flavors of currant and licorice. Accessible now but has the life for 12 to 15 years of evolution.
Nicely polished, featuring dark plum and currant flavors laced with cocoa powder and roasted vanilla bean notes, which extend through the finish. Drink now through 2013. (Web -2012)