Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2016

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2016

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#16 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019

The property was originally called the Seigneury of Lapelouze. In the late 1600s, it was acquired b Jean de Cambon-Lapelouze. During the French Revolution, the estate was seized as a national property but unlike most other Chateaux, the property was returned. Jean Pierre Marie purchased the property in the late 1990's. In 2019, the winery was sold to Treasury Wine Estates. They own many large scale properties such as Beringer, Penfolds and Chateau St. Jean.

The 60 hectare Haut Medoc vineyard of Chateau Cambon La Pelouse is planted to 52% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The vineyard has an excellent location near Chateau Cantemerle and Chateau Giscours just outside of the Margaux Appellation.

Wine Spectator: 90
Fresh, modest and open in feel, with gentle plum and cherry notes, backed by a twinge of dried savory on the finish.
Wine Advocate: 90
Decanter: 91
This is a good Cambon, benefitting from vineyard replanting and other investments. The vines have been relocated close to du Tertre, and you can feel the start of a Margaux-tinged florality and classicism. The fruits are dark, tight and vibrant, and the tannins close in on the finish. The best for years. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. Hubert de Bouard consults.
Wine Enthusiast: 92
This rich wine is built by generous tannins and dense black-plum fruits. A hint of dark chocolate offers depth and an edge of extraction that does not detract from the delicious ripe fruitiness. Drink from 2023.
Vinous: 91
The 2016 Cambon La Pelouse is fabulous. Pliant, generous and totally sexy, the 2016 exudes richness in all of its dimensions. Succulent red cherry, plum, leather, spice and herb notes build into the resonant, fleshy finish. I expect the 2016 will drink well right out of the gate. Hubert De Board consults. Tasted two times.
James Suckling: 92
Very classic Haut-Médoc with tons of blackcurrants and blackberries. Yet there’s rather classic balance with elegant, moderately dry tannins and a long, clean finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. Drink or hold.