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1999 Roc de Cambes

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1999 Roc de Cambes

Original Wooden Case ; Case of 6 Bottles - Standard - 750ml

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Notes of ripe cherries, prunes, toasty new oak, and caramel jump from the glass of this Merlot-based, fleshy, expansive, seamless 1999. It should be drunk over the next 6-7 years.

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Roc de Cambes was purchased by the Mitjavile family in 1988. The vineyard is situated on a lay and limestone terroir. Roc de Cambes has a 12 hectare acre Bordeaux wine vineyard which is planted to 75% Merlot , 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc . The terroir is mostly limestone and clay soils, similar to what you find in the Right Bank of Bordeaux. The vines are old. In fact, many of the vines used for Roc de Cambes are close to an impressive 50 years of age. Roc de Cambes is vinified in traditional concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is then aged in an average of 50% new, French oak barrels for between 18 to 24 months before bottling. When the owner, Francois Mitjavile purchased the estate in 1987, Roc de Cambes required extensive replanting work in the vineyards and renovations in the cellars. The first vintage for Roc de Cambes for the new owners was the 1989. Starting with the 2014 vintage, the name for the estate was changed to Chateau Roc de Cambes. Roc de Cambes is located in the Cotes de Bourg appellation. This is not that far from St. Emilion . In fact it’s less than 30 kilometers due south of St. Emilion. In fact, Roc de Cambes has a terroir that is not much different than Tertre Roteboeuf , their legendary, St. Emilion estate, which is also owned by the Mitjavile family. They also produce Domaine de Cambes, which is not considered a second wine, as it comes from a different terroir and grape source. Domaine de Cambes is not in the boundaries of the Cotes de Bourg appellation. The vines are much further down the slopes and they are closer to the Gironde, creating a cooler terroir with more clay in the soils as well. However, the Merlot dominated blend used for Domaine de Cambes can be quite similar. Domaine de Cambes, unlike Roc de Cambes is labeled and sold as a Bordeaux AOC wine. Today, Roc de Cambes is clearly an easy contender for the top Bordeaux wine from the Cotes de Bourg appellation. The Cotes de Bourg appellation was recently renamed Cotes de Bordeaux, which covers a much wider variety of terroirs and growers. The Mitjavile family recently added l’Aurage to their holdings. Located in the Cotes de Castillon appellation, the first vintage for l’Aurage was 2007. It’s an estate to watch from the Right Bank as it combines quality, character and price.