Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
An evolved effort for proprietor Francois Mitjavile, this medium ruby-colored 2003 is loosely-knit, with notes of sweet currants and jammy cherries intermixed with notions of white chocolate and earth, it is a heady, alcoholic, low acid Cotes de Bourg revealing astringent tannin in the finish. Consume it early to take advantage of its exuberant youth.
Roc de Cambes is a great terroir, situated on the Southern Bank of Bourg-on- Gironde. In fact, it is a very similar terroir to its big brother Domaine Tertre Roteboeuf , with the exception of its position near the estuary of the Gironde (the largest estuary in Europe!). Roc de Cambes soils are composed of clay and limestone, a Mediterranean climate and a natural thermo-regulator from the waters surface allows the grapes to ripen to there full potential.
These wines are very original and will show great diversity according to each vintage.
“As most consumers are already aware, prices of recent great Bordeaux vintages are at record levels for such young wines, but the real values are not found in the first-growths or many of the classified-growths, rather they are found in the wines I have written about in a separate article called “Bordeaux’s Big Little Wines.” These are some of the finest wine bargains of the world, and quality for unheralded, less prestigious terroirs continues to merit significant consumer support.”
ROBERT PARKER JR
|Producer||Roc de Cambes|
|Classification||Cotes de Bourg|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||86-88 Points|