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The 2018 Harvest

In 22 years, I have never experienced such a carefree harvest! Let’s forget the rainy winter and spring, forget the storms and hail, which we are so thankful for being spared from, forget the mildew that was hard to control and just remember the following: - A summer that added…

2017 Vintage

CHATEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE 2017 WINE SPECTATOR - Score: 87-90 Gentle cassis and cherry preserve flavors are carried by light chalky tannins. A floral note runs through the finish.—J.M. 04/04/2018 JAMES SUCKLING - Score: 88-89 Tight and a little lean on the palate. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. 05/04/2018 WINE…

Pruning of 385,000 vines is now finished!

Pruning is referred to in French as a “shaping” operation that prepares each vine before the year’s growth begins. It involves selecting one or two fruit-bearing canes and cutting off the rest. The canes selected are those that will bear the future harvest. Pruning takes a long time, 4 months,…

2017 vintage: the harvest was finished by 4thOctober

-        This was a low-yield vintage. -        Yoyo-like weather patterns with regard to temperatures and rainfall -        Drastic sorting of the harvest was required to make a Great Wine! We have a few last weeks in 2017 to contemplate our vines in their Autumn colours (see the landscape photo). In our winery our team…

2017 Vintage

Château Cambon la Pelouse has 30 different vineyard plots, each of which has a name, often that of the very local place where they are located, or after an historical reference. The aptly named Croupe de Guiseis a large 8-hectare (20-acre) plot, whose contours are reminiscent of French history books’…

2016 Vintage

Château Cambon la Pelouse 2016 :Le Figaro : 15.5Nez fruité, pointe boisée, élevage un peu marqué par le bois, petits amers, tannins encore un peu durs.Bettane et Desseauve : 89-90Nez de caractère et précis, fruits noirs et épices, boisé toasté, bouche charnue, riche, ample, avec des tannins qui devront se civiliser mais il…

How to describe the 2016 vintage

Michel Rolland, renowned Bordeaux oenologist“In my long career, I’ve had some top-quality vintages, such as the 1982, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2015, but I think I’ve just witnessed the making of the best.”Sud-Ouest newspaper dated 5thDecember 2016Hubert de Boüard, renowned Bordeaux oenologist and consultant to our estate“After 2015,…

How will 2016 match up to 2015?

Weather patterns were more variable than in 2015, but still featured all the characteristics of a great vintage.The end of the summer – September to October – left its mark on the vintage with outstanding weather and a significant difference of 20°C between daytime and night-time temperatures, as well as ‘compassionate’ rainfall.Once the…


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The 2018 Harvest

In 22 years, I have never experienced such a carefree harvest! Let’s forget the rainy…

2017 Vintage

CHATEAU CAMBON LA PELOUSE 2017 WINE SPECTATOR - Score: 87-90 Gentle cassis and cherry preserve flavors are…

Pruning of 385,000 vines is now finished!

Pruning is referred to in French as a “shaping” operation that prepares each vine before…

2017 vintage: the harvest was finished by 4thOctober

-        This was a low-yield vintage. -        Yoyo-like weather patterns with regard to temperatures and rainfall -        Drastic…

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