"Medium bodied, with loads of fresh, sweet, ripe red fruits, tobacco leaf and herbs. On the palate, the wine is earthy, fruity and with a strong tobacco and cedar component in the mid-palate and in the finish. The wine is made from a blend of 50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot."
91 Pts - the Wine Cellar Insider.
Chateau Cambon La Pelouse dates back to the 1700′s when it was founded by the Cambon family. It has numerous owners until it was sold during the summer of 2019 to Treasury Wine Estates which owns various vineyards in Australia, most prominently Penfolds.
They must have been delighted that their first investment in Bordeaux achieved top status in the Medoc Cru Bourgeois ranking and became one of only 14 "crus bourgeois exceptionnels", which will apply to 5 vintages starting with the 2018.
The 39 hectare Haut Medoc vineyard of Chateau Cambon La Pelouse is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. The vineyard is well placed in the commune of Macau, not far from Chateau Cantemerle and Chateau Giscours. The terroir is mostly gravel and soils with small rocks and stones.
Cambon La Pelouse wine is aged in between 40% and 50% new, French oak barrels for an average of 20 months. On average, the estate produces close to 15,000 cases of wine per vintage.