We are very fortunate to receive allocations of Francois Mitjavile's sought after wines, including those from his Côtes de Bourg estate, Roc de Cambes. Last year, the 2019 the cask samples we tasted were breathtakingly overt and crying out to be drunk straight away (which is exactly what we did with them after tasting!). This year. by contrast, with most right bank wines tasting rounded and accessible, the 2020 Roc de Cambes was more linear, with complex floral and tobacco notes and an emphasis on freshness and limestone-mineral notes of crushed rock.
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|RED||2020||Château Roc de Cambes||75cl||£260 per case of 6||Château Roc de Cambes
2020 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cask sample. Ripe and concentrated but less decadent than the other wines in the Mitjavile stable. More dark fruit and innate freshness as well as a form that is linear rather than spherical. Touch of toasted oak and tannins that have a crunchy, mineral feel. 16.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JL)------"Smoky character on the attack, carefully interplayed with cloves, grilled tobacco, damson and red cherry fruits. Good stuff, nuanced and mouthwatering. Drinking Window 2022 - 2030. 92 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"The 2020 Roc de Cambes has a glorious , irresistible bouquet of ravishing dark cherries, blueberry, crushed violets and incense aromas; the oak here is very nicely enmeshed. The palate is medium-bodied and finely tuned, displaying supple tannins and a silky texture. There is wonderful harmony and palpable energy toward the finish. This actually challenges Tertre-Rôteboeuf, as if to say, why should you take the gold medal every year? It's that good. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com