Château Cambon La Pelouse

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.958 ratings
8.54 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 6/1/17 with a Ribeye Steak. Excellent pairing.

Nose of black currant, cherry, and a hint of green bell pepper. Palate of black currant, licorice, and cocoa powder. Medium body with silky, well integrated tannins. Medium to long finish.

3/21/9/4/4 +50= 91 pts

Drank 6/1/17 with a Ribeye Steak. Excellent pairing.

Nose of black currant, cherry, and a hint of green bell pepper. Palate of black currant, licorice, and cocoa powder. Medium body with silky, well integrated tannins. Medium to long finish.

3/21/9/4/4 +50= 91 pts

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2017
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.4

Good value, solid structure, but tannins are a bit tough. Will get better.

Good value, solid structure, but tannins are a bit tough. Will get better.

Mar 22nd, 2015
JJ Lumia

Had in the back of the wine locker and said what the hell. What a surprise. This is terrific. Huge difference from last tasting 6 yrs ago - but as I said then, it had potential!!! Shows cherries, currant, cigar box, forest floor and finishes with crushed gravel. In a good place now, and probably for another few years.

Had in the back of the wine locker and said what the hell. What a surprise. This is terrific. Huge difference from last tasting 6 yrs ago - but as I said then, it had potential!!! Shows cherries, currant, cigar box, forest floor and finishes with crushed gravel. In a good place now, and probably for another few years.

May 2nd, 2020
Jean-Philip Journeault

2009

Dec 8th, 2019
Timothy Lynch

Here's my advice. Any 2009 Bordeaux...Leave it alone for at least another five years. And that's just for the Haut Medoc. God only knows for the heavy hitters. (If there is a Delectable way not to rate a wine please let me know.)
September, 2020: Took a peek and was pretty impressed with the journey. So I’m upping it to 8.8. Perhaps BBQ pork ribs with charred sweet white corn was all that the wine needed. 👨‍🍳 (At an original selling point of $22 this is good stuff.)

Here's my advice. Any 2009 Bordeaux...Leave it alone for at least another five years. And that's just for the Haut Medoc. God only knows for the heavy hitters. (If there is a Delectable way not to rate a wine please let me know.)
September, 2020: Took a peek and was pretty impressed with the journey. So I’m upping it to 8.8. Perhaps BBQ pork ribs with charred sweet white corn was all that the wine needed. 👨‍🍳 (At an original selling point of $22 this is good stuff.)

Sep 24th, 2018
Bill Schallert

Nice Wine. Decant and time to drink up.

Nice Wine. Decant and time to drink up.

Jun 11th, 2018
Nena Madonia

Ok. But great for a Tuesday

Ok. But great for a Tuesday

May 5th, 2017
Mark Helsom

Decent wine for a weeknight

Decent wine for a weeknight

Nov 22nd, 2016
Romain Stamm

A bit young.soft tannins.medium acidity

A bit young.soft tannins.medium acidity

Aug 26th, 2016
Paul Mawdsley

Deep red- very slight purple tone.
Lactic note, methyl anthranilate?, grapey, some microbial note.
Jammy boysenberry, blackberry.
Same grippy fill tannins, acid in check-not rising above. Jammy boysenberry retro, some green stem showing through and a little phenolic.
Most "American" palate of the wines tasted (and consequently my favorite)

Deep red- very slight purple tone.
Lactic note, methyl anthranilate?, grapey, some microbial note.
Jammy boysenberry, blackberry.
Same grippy fill tannins, acid in check-not rising above. Jammy boysenberry retro, some green stem showing through and a little phenolic.
Most "American" palate of the wines tasted (and consequently my favorite)

Mar 11th, 2016