2016 EP Chateau Cambon le Pelouse, Haut Medoc
Fresh with bright and vibrant dark fruit. Floral, earthy, spicy accents with close tannins. Quite a friendly Impression. Medium bodied; adequate length. Easy to drink.
Introduced from the various Cru Bourgeois tastings hosted by the local Chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux and has been referenced amongst Hong Kong tasters.
Why you should buy Chateau cambon le Pelouse?
First, super value ($1400 per case of 12; JS 93; big production of over 15000 cases adequate to ensure good economies of scale), as this is a nicely priced wine that will drink well early.
Second, this is a classy Haut Medoc with Margaux-tinged florality and classicism (close to 5th Growth Du Tertre; not far away from Cantermerle and Giscours).
Third, new style since 2013 with 50% Merlot , 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and no more Cabernet Franc) with adequate power, complexity and intensity(gravelly soil with small rocks and stones; high vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare; seven day period of cold soaking; vinification on a parcel by parcel basis; malolactic fermentation in barrel is aged on its lees for six months; ageing 50% new French oak barrels for an average of 20 months).
Finally, Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus consults and fruit quality will be just fine.