2016 is unquestionably a great Bordeaux vintage, wilder and more tannic than its predecessor, the fine 2015, which also shows at Chateau Cambon la Pelouse. Quite powerful, yet with freshness and precision, intense with ripe dark berries, this is very high-quality wine making, better than some Grand Cru Classé. 2016 has a slightly higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (54%) than in 2015, plus 42% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, aged in barrels, of which 35% were new, 50% in second use.
Wine critic James Suckling : "Very classic Haut-Médoc with tons of blackcurrants and blackberries. Yet there’s rather classic balance with elegant, moderately dry tannins and a long, clean finish. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink or hold. 92/100"
|Drink:||2021 to 2034|
|Analysis:||14.0% alc. vol., less than 2.0 g/l residual sugar|
|Wine maturing:||in barriques, 35% new oak|
|Grape varieties:||54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot|
|Reviews||92/100 James Suckling|
|Type:||dry red wine|
Bottled by: Chateau Cambon la Pelouse, 5 Chemin de Canteloup, 33460 Macau, France
Produced in France. Contains sulfites