A super-silky red with notes of stone, limestone, cedar and plum. Full-bodied but so polished. The length and complexity are amazing. Just opening now. - James SucklingOWC wooden case for 12 bottles - good condition - sealed but has unstable base.This wine will not be sent out in OWC due to condition but we are happy to send the OWC to you separately if you wish to use it for storage.
Rich, sustained red. Delightful hints of red- and blackberry fruit overlaid by the merest whiff of classy, elegant wood mixed with aromas of toast and tobacco. A bit closed at first, but the wine opens nicely with air to show balanced, fully-flavoured fruit. Soft and rounded on the attack with a touch of liveliness, remaining rounded as it develops on the palate. Somewhat firm on the finish for the time being but should soften with age.
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A second growth in Margaux with 75 hecatres of vineyards planted with predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but with some Cabernet Franc and Carmenere as well. The grapes are fermented in a variety of oak vats, concrete tanks and stainless steel vats with separate parcels being vinified separately. The wine is then aged in French oak with a n average of 80% of it being new oak. It has classic notes of cassis, blackcurrant and tobacco with cedar and truffle notes. It is a soft, medium bodied win with elegant tannins.
Chateau Camensac are one of the less well known classified growths. It is a fifth growth in Haut Medoc, just north east of St Julian and in the past Michel Rolland consulted there. They only have plantings of cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with the average vine age being 35 years old. They ferment in stainless steel vats then age the wine in a mixture of new and old oak barrels for 17-20 months. Medium bodied with a round mouth feel and gentle tannins. There are flavours of black fruit, earthy characteristics and slightly agricultural notes. A wine to enjoy now with roast meats.
This wine is a very deep red colour, almost black, but is bright and shiny. The aromas are of black cherries, blackcurrant and fresh plum. There is also a hint of pepper and old rose. The use of wood in this wine is well judged making the flavours prolonged. There is a fullness to the wine which is well balanced by tannins. The finish has a spicy yet plummy note. This wine will drink well between 2013 – 2025.
Deep red colour, with purple hues. A nose of red fruit, cocoa and roasted aromas, followed by crisp mentholated touches. Hints of violet then appear, followed by blackcurrant and fruit of the forest. Full and smooth initially. The tannins are dense and lend good structure to the wine, which is full-bodied and opulent, although it is still somewhat subdued, which promises outstanding potential.
Beautiful ruby red colour fringed with mauve tints. A wine with a very good intensity of colour. Heady and clean with black fruit flavours dominating. On the palate, the wine is plump and concentrated with a great deal of softness. This signals a balance between concentration and elegance. The finsih is lenghy and its freshness prolonged.
The beautiful colour is medium-deep and showing some bricking on the rim.The nose is remarkably powerful, concentrated, and complex with an elegant succession of truffle, crème caramel, and prune aromas, as well as a slight smokiness. When swirled in the glass, the bouquet goes on to reveal roasted overtones of coffee, cocoa, and chocolate overlaying spice (cinnamon) and praline.The wine starts out smooth, fresh and rich on the palate. It is rich, concentrated, round, and sinewy on the palate, but also fluid and in no way heavy. The velvety tannin is accompanied by flavours of cedar and blackcurrant, accompanied by blackberry and raspberry jam nuances that go into a very long aftertaste.This wine seems virtually eternal and still has the attributes of its flamboyant youth.
The wine has a deep colour with a violet tint.The nose opens on pleasant smoky notes, followed by intense and powerful ripe berry fruit aromas, especially cassis and wild strawberry. Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, it displays close-knit tannins and a range of generous, varied flavours including blackberry, cherry, spice and liquorice.The ample and well-balanced finish combines the solidity of a well-defined structure with the charm and fullness of rich flavours enfolded in refined and judicious oak.
The wine has a fine, deep, intense colour. The complex bouquet displays notes of cocoa and vanilla, more subtle hints of smoke and tobacco-leaf and a fleeting suggestion of blackberry and humus. From the attack, it develops highly complex aromas around well-integrated tannins. The finely balanced structure combines wild berry fruit flavours (blackberry, bilberry) to give great richness on the palate, lengthening into a dense, substantial, highly expressive finish.
A deep colour with shades of violet. A bouquet of spices and burnt wood with hints of orange peel and black-currant leaves. A gentle attack in the mouth with a close-knit, very unctuous background. A straightforward wine, superbly balanced, elegant and full bodied.