Same stable as Tertre-Rôteboeuf in St-Emilion. Forget that it's from Côtes de Bourg - this is a grand vin! Overseen and vinified by the meticulous, eccentric and inspiring François Mitjavile. These wines are opulent and rich but with a serious structure as well. Rounded tannins provide a smooth, creamy texture while the limestone terroir and Cabernet Sauvignon give character and freshness. (Decanter Magazine, April 2015)
"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 to Roc de Cambes. Domaine de Cambes, unlike Roc de Cambes is labeled and sold as a Bordeaux AOC wine. (The Wine Cellar Inside, March 2015)
"The 2016 Domaine de Cambes, owned by the Mitjavile family of Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf fame, is a blend of 5% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc and 80% Merlot this year (sic). It has a detailed, juicy bouquet with mulberry, wild strawberry and just a touch of iodine that comes through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry, dark berry fruit with a touch of cola, nicely balanced with a harmonious and approachable finish. Give this a year or two after bottling, and it should drink well for the next 8-10 years. Drink 2019-2029. Score: 89/91." ( Neal Martin, eRobertparker.com , April 2017)
"Lively and sweet and with lots of richness and energy. Amazingly good for an AOC Bordeaux. Luscious richness. Fantastic length. Exoticissimo. RRP €40 in France – perhaps the most expensive AOC Bordeaux? 17 Points."
( Jancis Robinson MW, JR Purple Pages, April 2017)