Great Bordeaux wines are known for their superior keeping qualities.
2003 vintage: Château Cambon la Pelouse tasted by Robert Parker in August 2014. Score 87/100
What a surprise! This wine normally begs for consumption within 2-3 years of its release, but the 2003 reveals how some of these low-level, inexpensive reds can age. Pretty, with copious blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intermixed with floral and sandalwood notes, it is drinking beautifully at present, and should continue to do for 1-2 more years.
2005 vintage: Château Cambon la Pelouse reviewed by the Revue des Vins Français in October 2014.
“It releases lovely scents of truffle on the nose, which is a sign of the beginnings of noble development. It is elegant, elongated and already very tasty.”
Château Trois Moulins 2012: two medals
Gold Medal at the Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2014 Contest
Gold Medal at the Mundus Vini 2014 Contest
L’Aura de Cambon 2013. Score: 85-87
This microscopic property is worth mentioning since the wine can be very good. The above average 2013 is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot looked after by St-Emilion’s famous Hubert de Boüard (also the proprietor of Château Angélus). The 2013 l’Aura de Cambon is a fruity, straightforward, consumer-friendly red offering notes of berry fruit, underbrush and earth. Enjoy this medium-bodied wine over the next 4-5 years.