Chateau Roc-de-Cambes Côtes de Bourg 2012

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The quality-driven Roc de Cambes estate is located in the Cotes de Bourg appellation, which is 30 kilometers due south of Saint Emilion. Sharing the same owner as Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes exudes a simliarly rich, deep, velvety style as its big brother, and is planted to 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc upon clay and limestone soils. The old vines are up to fifty years in age.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Cotes de Bourg
Brand Chateau Roc-de-Cambes
  • agv93

Vinous"A dark, imposing wine, the 2012 Roc des Cambes is distinctly dark and brooding. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed [?]. Vertical in style and quite structured, the 2012 could use another few years in bottle to fully come together, which will also help the chewy tannins to integrate a bit more fully. Roc des Cambes is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec that spend 18 months in 100% new French oak...93" Antonio Galloni

Antonio Galloni
  • wa90-92

Wine AdvocateInteresting comparing the Roc des Cambes with the Tertre-Roteboeuf, for here there is a little more drive and intensity on the nose, more volume emanating from the glass with pomegranate and cranberry scents intermingling with fresh gravel notes. The palate is soft and sensual on the entry with layers of fleshy red berry fruit. The tannins have a Burgundy-like finesse and there is a lovely touch of Schezhuan pepper numbing the tip of the tongue on the finish. This will be a fascinating Roc des Cambes.

Neal Martin