A harmonious and powerful red wine from Haut-Medoc
Chateau de Camensac is a red wine produced in the Haut-Medoc appellation. The 5th Classified Growth is a 75 hectare vineyard with vines that are, on average, 35 years old. The soil is composed of thick Günzian Quatenary and fine Tertian-gravel. Aging occurs in French oak barrels. 2016 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%).
2016's vintage was highly affected by the weather. Winter was mild with heavy rainfall. Flowering took place after a slight sunny period. The summer was defined by its high temperatures and dryness, the water reserves were almost depleted. September brought long-awaited rain, which allowed the final phases of maturation to take place. Harvest occurred late under ideal weather conditions.
Chateau de Camensac 2016 is a dark red color that shines. Initially, aromas of pralines, and cocoa beans rise from the glass. Upon aeration, light notes of black peppers and powdered roses develop. The attack is direct, distinguished by flavors of blackberries, raspberries and woodiness. The body is full thanks to the finesse of the tannins. A harmonious and powerful wine, Camensac 2016 has a long finish that leaves an aftertaste full of red fruit.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Camensac is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, picked from 27 September until 18 October at 42 hectoliters per hectare. There is a pastille-like purity on the nose: blackberry, briary and a light floral note coming through with time. The quality of the vintage shows through on the palate, which is very harmonious and demonstrates both excellent backbone and intensity. It builds in the mouth, maintaining plenty of freshness and with a mineral-driven finish. This is an excellent Château de Camensac and fingers crossed it will represent great value in the market once released.