#16 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2019
93pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a rich wine with generous tannins and dense black-plum fruits. A hint of dark chocolate gives the wine its rich texture and edge of extraction that will not detract from the delicious ripe fruitiness and potential.
92pts James Suckling
Very classic Haut-Médoc with tons of blackcurrants and blackberries. Yet there’s rather classic balance with elegant, moderately dry tannins and a long, clean finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. Drink or hold.
The 2016 Cambon La Pelouse is a wine of real depth, power and flavor. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, cedar and earthy notes are all laced together in this punchy, expressive Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois. Once again, Cambon Le Pelouse over delivers. It should drink well for the next decade-plus. Tasted two times.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cambon la Pelouse has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and a nose of cassis, earth and bay leaves with hints of pencil lead. The medium-bodied palate is firm and chewy, finishing with an herbal lift.
Plush, offering warm cassis and plum sauce flavors lined with toasted vanilla and ganache notes. A flash of cast-iron on the finish keeps this honest. A bit obvious in style but will certainly have fans. Drink now through 2028. 19,167 cases made. — JM