Marks and reviews
Owned by the Merlaut family since 2005, Château de Camensac was built in the 18th century in the Haut-Médoc appellation, on the left bank of Bordeaux. Significant investments have gone into this 1855 5th Grand Cru Classé, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, which enabled the estate to equip itself with the required tools. Château de Camensac now stands out as an essential name among the great Bordeaux wines.
An unmissable reference among Haut-Médoc wines, the Château de Camensac vineyard stretches across 86 hectares of land on two different types of soil: the Günzian gravel found in Saint-Julien and the Villefranchian gravel found in Pessac-Léognan. It is these two types of soil that gives the estate's wines their unique quality.
The mild weather during the first few weeks of the year gave way to heavy rainfall from mid-April until June. These conditions increased the pressure of mildew, which was then slowed down thanks to the heat during the summer months.
La Closerie de Camensac is the Château de Camensac's Second Wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon (40%).
The wine is of a bright garnet colour with subtle purplish highlights.
The nose opens to a fresh mintiness mixed with fruity (black cherry) and peppery notes. When aerated, aromas of liquorice and blackcurrant are revealed.
Full and lively, the palate delights with its precision and freshness. The finish is lingering, carrying delicious liquorice notes.