Peter Maude Fine Wines

2020, Château Cambon la Pelouse, HAUT-MÉDOC


Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet franc, Carménère (1%).

The 2020 Cambon La Pelouse has a touch of over-ripeness on the nose at the expense of the detail of some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with sapid black fruit. It shows more finesse than the aromatics with a zesty, quite focused and tensile finish. If the nose can improve, this will certainly deserve a higher score. 87+ Neal Martin, Vinous.

Attractive cherry red, this has cedar edging, toasty oak with attractive raspberry and redcurrant through the mid palate. Enjoyable but doesn't quite maintain the momentum. Now owned by Treasury Wine Estates. 90 Jane Anson, Decanter.

Gorgeous scent on the nose, blueberry, perfume and violets. A cool freshness to this straight away, linear and focused with a lovey, integration of acidity, blue fruits and minerality. Tannins are present, not grainy or ripe, walking the middle line giving weight and texture. Stylish and well structured, not a huge wine, but really good energy, dynamic and driven from start to finish. Approachable and accessible with a clear juiciness that is joyful. A slight dip in the mid-palate, loses a touch of weight and propulsion but lovely wide finish anyway with mint and freshness. A good effort and nice to drink soon. Firm, clear, well made. 90 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.

Drinking Window: 2025 - 2038

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