Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2003

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2003
Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Retail $20

The Wooden Guys would give it two thumbs up, if they had thumbs.

Night One

Like several for the moderately-priced bottles of '03 Bordeaux I have opened recently, this is coming to life, perhaps even peaking now. A year ago it was dead, but now it is showing a pleasant balance of fruit, blackberry and some raspberry, and more aged flavors of violets and cigar box. Tannins are soft and smooth. This has matured into a very pleasant bottle of wine at a bargain price, drinking at its peak right now. highly recommended as a bargain introduction to a great year for Bordeaux.

Night Two

A lot of the fruit is gone. Some minerality is showing through. Overall, though, it lacks the complexity of Night One. This is not a wine to hold a lot longer. Drink it now and enjoy it.

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Tom Betz said...

Good to see the wooden guys back in action!

Bottle Deck said...

Discovering your site, fun initiative. I've seen this type of fruit disappearing in other 03.

home bar said...

That's great I enjoy a flavored wine. I want to try it in my home bar.

greg and victoria grabner said...

we loved this wine. to us it was elegant, with red fruits, some acidity and a good body. glad we found your blog! said...

I really like the idea behind this blog. Waiting to review wine over a two day period is an excellent idea.
Thanks for the insight and the great posts.

Home Bar Accessory said...

Your ideas is great. Can you post more of this?

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