Medium ruby with garnet rim. Emerging from this Château de Camensac 1996 are spices with lively cherry, plum and cassis fruit. The second nose has leather, toasty aromas, vanilla, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. This balanced Haut Médoc Cru Classé is fresh on the palate and has a typical character of the region. Silky tannins and classy tones of cedar. It will be enjoyed with beautiful red meat to sublimate it even more. Thanks to the oenologists Michel Rolland and Eric Boissenot, this Haut Médoc is a wine that gives cru quality and excellent value. It is persistent in the mouth. Medium-bodied; with reasonably long length. ABV is 13.5%. The score is DD91.
The vineyards of Château Camensac are in the commune of Saint-Laurent-Médoc, just beyond the boundary of the Saint-Julien-Beychevelle appellation. It is entitled to only the Haut-Médoc appellation for its wines. The estate's 65 hectares of vines (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) are planted at a dense 10,000 vines per hectare and have an average age of 35 years. The estate limits yield to 45 hectoliters per hectare(the standard is 50HL), and grapes are picked and sorted by hand.