Available Vintages
2006
2009

Château de Camensac

AOC Saint Julien
5th Growth

Château Camensac , classified as one of the eighteen Fifth Growths in the Classification of 1855, is a winery in the Haut-Medoc appellation. It is situated between Saint-Julien and Gruaud Larose. Chateau Camensac produces two wines, first label Chateau Camensac and a second label, La Closerie de Camensac.

Situation

The vineyards cover 75 hectares

Grape varieties

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Soil

Fine and deep gravels on chalky clay substratum.

Ageing

In barrelsup to 18 months with 50% new oak barrels each year

Available Vintages

2006

Alcohol

13°

Blending

Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 45%

Description

This wine presents a deep red robe with crimson reflections. The nose is complex and elegant. Notes of torrefaction mingle harmoniously with a clear taste of spices. One will note in particular black pepper and liquorice. In mouth, the attack is fresh. It carries out us towards a powerful and fatty body characterized by still young tannins very polished. The final persists pleasantly.

Tasting

“D’une teinte soutenue, ce 2006 livre un nez à la fois délicat et opulent, sur la cerise et la mûre. Dans le droit fil, le palais réussit à concilier une grande tendresse avec une matière riche qui saura se porter garante d’un beau potentiel de garde.”Hachette Guide

“Medium bodied, austere, firm, old school styled with a crisp, stern, cranberry and cassis finish.”The Wine Cellar Insider

Alcohol

13.5°

Blending

Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 45%

Description

The red is black. The robe is brilliant and limpid. Evern before agitation, black cherries, blackcurrants and fresh plums exhale. Then, these aromas are reinforced by those of old roses and very ripe sweet pepper. Wood appears finely proportioned. The attack is frank and is prolonged in volume in which the roundness is structured by a very present but also very supple tannins. The matter is becoming mineral. The final is spiced and long with notes of plums.

Tasting

“One of the finest, if not the very best Camensac I have ever tasted, this wine possesses loads of black currants, black cherries, cedar wood and spice box as well as a bit of earth and underbrush. It is medium to full-bodied, very generously endowed and quite long.”Wine Advocate

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