Monday, June 26, 2006

Roc de Cambes 1996

Roc de Cambes is as good as Cote de Bourg gets, and this is pretty blooming good - a premium wine in every sense of the word. From the left bank of Bordeaux this was supple and soft yet complex with excellent balance, finesse and aromas to die for. There are times when you sniff a wine and you know you are in for a treat and this was one of them. My only issue was that I'd been through 12 other wines first (in short measures, jettisoning several of them on the way!) meant that perhaps my palate was not quite up to appreciating the finer notes of the wine - just after a huge Argentinian Bonarda and a wapping South African Cabernet based blend. However despite all that - this was without a shadow of a doubt the stand out wine of the evening and well worth the money spent on it and at £25 a bottle a decent price for decent claret. (

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