Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Roc de Cambes, CÔTES DE BOURG
$96.60 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
Often close in quality to the same owner's top Saint Emilion, Le Tertre Roteboeuf. This Côtes de Bourg is head and shoulders the best wine of the appellation and very much a wine for those "in the know".
The 2021 Roc de Cambes has another quite Burgundy-like bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit, very well defined, perfumed and pure. The caressing palate has good weight, a uncommon sense of rondeur for a 2021, and pliant, filigreed tannins on the finish. I think the 2021 vintage really suits the Roc de Cambes. A wonderful wine. 91-93 Neal Martin.
The 2021 Roc de Cambes is shaping up beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet berries, wild plums, rich cassis, pipe tobacco and espresso roast. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and textural, it's a rich, sensual wine with an elegantly muscular profile, its structuring tannins largely concealed by succulent fruit. Seamless and penetrating, it's an especially elegant rendition of this superb clay-limestone terroir in the Côtes de Bourg. 91-93 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
Chocolate, liquorice and fennel seeds all come through. The palate is ample, smoky and rich, with very ripe tannins and still the refreshing acidity of the vintage. This succulent wine has great drive thanks to the vintage. This is an excellent Roc de Cambes, with the refreshing nature of the vintage only amplifying the drinkability of the wine. As is often the case, a difficult vintage has brought the best out of Mitjavile. 93-95 Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, London.