Roc de Cambes, 2006

Bourg, Bordeaux, France

Roc de Cambes, 2006

Bourg, Bordeaux, France

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
£45.00
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£45.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Style: Medium Bodied Red Winemaker: Francois Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2016-2025 Reviewer Rating: 88 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 102817
Estate Notes

Roc de Cambes 2006 comes from a good Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden cases.

Roc de Cambes is one of the finest estates in the right bank Bordeaux satelite appellation of the Côtes de Bourg and is under the perfectionist winemaker Francois Mitjavile (proprietor of the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf).

The Côtes de Bourg is a beautiful undulating district dotted with late Medieval fort ruins and commanding stunning views over the Gironde Estuary. Bourg is a lesser-known, underrated Bordeaux district, and, like its neighbour Blaye, its top producers offer very good quality and great value-for-money Claret. 

Francois Mitjavile's estate comprises 10 hectares of old vines on a south-facing slope in a natural amphitheatre facing the Gironde. Here, Mitjavile picks his grapes as late as possible to maximise ripeness and concentration, and the resulting wines are rich, stylish and full-bodied.

Reviews

"Liqueur-like raspberry, coffee, licorice, herbs and exotic woodsmoke on the nose. Supple and sweet...pepper-and-herb quality. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins that spread out to coat the palate." Stephen Tanzer

"I have been a big believer in this Cote de Bourg made by the obsessive/compulsive Francois Mitjavile, who is better known for his outstanding small St.-Emilion estate, Le Tertre-Roteboeuf." eRobertParker.com