Roc de Cambes, 2012

Bourg, Bordeaux, France

Roc de Cambes, 2012

Bourg, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£45.00
Qty
Total

£45.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Merlot 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 5% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Francois Mitjavile Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 102924
Estate Notes

Roc de Cambes 2012 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

"A dark, imposing wine, the 2012 Roc des Cambes is distinctly dark and brooding. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed [?]. Vertical in style and quite structured, the 2012 could use another few years in bottle to fully come together, which will also help the chewy tannins to integrate a bit more fully. Roc des Cambes is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec that spend 18 months in 100% new French oak." Antonio Galloni