Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2016

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2016

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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 Appelation.
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 is a delicious, juicy wine, with black fruit tones backed by firm tannins. The structure and the concentration don't take away from the exuberant fruits.
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: 93