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Château Camensac Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very smoky nose, touch creamy, brambly fruit, lots of raw wood – soft entry, rigid and raw mid-palate, tannin and acid integrates with air, savory edge to the barely ripe clack currant fruit, a bit shrill (81-82)

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Château Camensac:
Despite the impression one may have received from the media, there are a certain number of estates in the Haut-Médoc appellation producing quite remarkable wine, although they may not currently be in the limelight. This is so for Chateau Camensac. After several decades of relatively mediocre performance, this château has clearly revived the tradition of quality that earned the château a pla... Read more
Despite the impression one may have received from the media, there are a certain number of estates in the Haut-Médoc appellation producing quite remarkable wine, although they may not currently be in the limelight. This is so for Chateau Camensac. After several decades of relatively mediocre performance, this château has clearly revived the tradition of quality that earned the château a place in the prestigious 1855 classification. This achievement is undoubtedly due to the huge effort made by the Forner family since 1964. The Forner family launched a major renovation programme soon after acquiring Camensac. They installed ultra-modern equipment and entirely renovated the winemaking facilities, in keeping with the estate's large scale. The remarkably restored chateau building symbolises this renaissance. The château (a simple, but beautiful, 18th century manor house) is flanked either side by cellars and outbuildings. "Nature alone, however advantageous, cannot guarantee the production of outstanding wine" is the prevailing attitude at Château Camensac... Despite this modesty, it is obvious that the estate has outstanding natural assets: excellent soil and a dimension that makes it possible to make extremely refined selections. A dynamic, quality-oriented policy makes the most of these assets, giving Camensac balance and distinction increasingly recognised by the wine media. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Camensac Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Very smoky nose, touch creamy, brambly fruit, lots of raw wood – soft entry, rigid and raw mid-palate, tannin and acid integrates with air, savory edge to the barely ripe clack currant fruit, a bit shrill (81-82)


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Snooth User: solomania9
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/02/2010

Nose of jerky and cherries. Lean and acidic - a bit too sour for my taste.


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

A complex nose of animal, black cherry and even fart (!) aromas. Anise and black cherry across the palate. Good fruit with a smooth finish. A very good effort - slightly more rustic than the fruitier Chateau Beaumont tasted at the same time.


Snooth User: mesvignes
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/20/2008

La robe est très soutenue d'une bonne intensité à l'image de ce millésime. Les arômes de cassis dominent, le nez est complexe. De la rondeur avec beaucoup de fruits en bouche Les tanins qui sont bien présents se patineront avec le temps. Il a de belles années devant lui !


Snooth User: jpdemers
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/24/2009

This is the first wine I've thought well enough of, and that was affordable enough, to buy a full case. Lots of fruit and berry, plenty of tannin, and all-around just a very well-balanced wine. All the goodness of a 2005 Bordeaux, without the ludicrous pricing of the big-name estates. When the tag says $25, and the taste says $75, you just have to stock up. Delicious now, and it should get better with age.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/03/2010

Classic Bordeaux. Spicy wet wool on the nose, delicately blended jerky and syrup. Real classy like.


Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/13/2013

This wine has a wonderful deep purple color at the center, edging out to bright ruby. The nose is just what you would expect from a well crafted Haut-Medoc, rich aromas of leather, mint, a touch of cedar and dried flowers. The taste is somewhat fruit forward, with muted flavors of cassis and berry that transitions to a bit of sour cherry and some black pepper spice midpalate. The tannins are soft and well rounded, making for a classic, bone dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/01/2005-chateau-de-camensac-haut-medoc.html


Snooth User: Trevisan Jr
43510273
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/22/2013

Four and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Château Camensac Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

Planted to 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Earth, cherry, and generous alcohol are evident on the bouquet and palate. Mouthwatering acidity and firm tannins rouse the senses without being overwhelming. Enjoy upon release and over the following... Roland Hankerson. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Camensac 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2011

Planted to 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot on a gravelly rise with deep pebbly soil. Camensac uses 35 to 70% new oak (the rest consisting of barrels that have been used for one single vintage) and the wine spends from 17 to 20 months in barrel.... Andy Frieden. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Camensac 1500ml


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Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

Bordering on the Saint Julien appellation, Château Camensac is located within the perimeter of Médoc great growths. The 75 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines grow on magnificent slopes of fine, deep gravel with a clay (ironpan) subsoil. Camensac is a very ancient estate included on Belleyme's map in the late 18th century. The name of Camensac comes from local patois meaning "on the water way" (camens = "path", and ac = "water"). Dug by monks in the 17th century below the gravelly rises, a series of ditches drain any excess rainwater from the subsoil into the Gironde estuary. The Merlaut family acquired the estate in time to make the 2005 vintage. Céline Villars and Jean Merlaut are now at the helm of this great growth château.The niece and her uncle are respectively owners of Chasse-Spleen and Gruaud-Larose. Eric Boissenot is consulting oenolgist.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 05/24/2010

Currant and mineral on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Needs a little more fruit concentration in the midpalate for such a top vintage. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Camensac 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 02/29/2012

Nicely polished, featuring dark plum and currant flavors laced with cocoa powder and roasted vanilla bean notes, which extend through the finish. Drink now through 2013. -JM Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Camensac 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

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External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

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<p> <p>This Bordeaux in the classic style is from the Camensac vineyards in the commune of Saint-Laurent-M&eacute;doc in which mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (60% of the vineyard area) grapes with the remainder being entirely Merlot.</p> </p>


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