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Roc de Cambes Cotes de Bourg Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Roc de Cambes is located in the Cotes de Bourg appellation. This is not that far from St. Emilion. In fact it’s less than 30 kilometers due south of St. Emilion. In fact, Roc de Cambes has a terroir that is not much different than Tertre Roteboeuf, their legendary, St. Emilion estate, which is also owned by the Mitjavile family. 

Roc de Cambes was purchased by the Mitjavile family in 1988. The vineyard is situated on a lay and limestone terroir. Roc de Cambes has a 12 hectare acre Bordeaux wine vineyard which is planted to 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. This cepage is more similar to what you would find in the Medoc, than the Right Bank, which is interesting, when you consider the terroir of Roc de Cambes. The terroir is mostly limestone and clay soils. The vines are old. In fact, many of their vines of Roc de Cambes are close to an impressive 50 years of age. Roc de Cambes is vinified in traditional concrete vats and aged in an average of 50% new, French oak barrels for between 18 to 24 months.

When the owner, Francois Mitjavile purchased the estate in 1987, Roc de Cambes required extensive work in the vineyards and the cellars. The first vintage for Roc de Cambes for the new owners was the 1989. They also produce Domaine de Cambes, which is not considered a second wine, as it comes from a different terroir and grape source. Today, Roc de Cambes is clearly a contender for the top Bordeaux wine from the Cotes de Bourg appellation. The Cotes de Bourg appellation was recently renamed Cotes de Bordeaux, which covers a much wider variety of terroirs.

The Mitjavile family recently added l’Aurage to their holdings. Located in the Cotes de Castillon appellation, the first vintage for l’Aurage was 2007. It’s an estate to watch. The family also produce Domaine de Cambes. Domaine de Cambes is not to be confused with Roc de Cambes. It is not a second wine as the grape source is completely different. The wine is sold as a Bordeaux AOC wine.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Spicy red cherries, hints of fennel and plum in the forward finish. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Roc de Cambes

    1. Wild, candied red berries served in an open style, with a blast of cherry in the finish. This will drink well and offer pleasure early. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Roc de Cambes

    1. 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine with earthy plums, spice and sweet, tart cherries in the finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Not to be confused with Roc de Cambes, as this is parcel selection and not a second wine. This medium-bodied wine offers fresh herbs, spice and red berries in an open style. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  5. 2011 Roc de Cambes

    1. Distinct aromas of truffle adds to the plum and stone personality in this open, medium bodied, ready to drink wine.

      88 points - Tasted
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    2. 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc open to leafy, blackberry, coffee and earth aromas. This interesting wine ends with an earthy, herbal, black cherry finish. 88-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2011 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Easy drinking, plummy, black cherry, round wine in a crowd pleasing style.

      85 points - Tasted
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    2. From 65% Merlot with 17.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17.5% Cabernet Franc, the wine opens with forest, earth and plum, medium body and a short black cherry finish. This is a wine to enjoy young. 85-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  7. 2010 Roc de Cambes

    1. The wine offers minerality, truffle, blackberries and wet earth scents, with good density and a spicy, fennel, black raspberry filled finish.

      90 points - Tasted
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    2. Roc des Cambes 75% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot produced a medium bodied, soft textured wine filled earth, anise, black cherry and smoke. The vineyards are slowly being replanted as the Cabernet Sauvignon is being replaced by Merlot. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  8. 2010 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Truffle, earth, red plums, juicy berries and a fresh, ripe, spice filled finish.

      88 points - Tasted
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  9. 2009 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Earth, smoke, mineral, black plum and coffee scents open to a mineral driven, red berry finish.

      85 points - Tasted
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  10. 2009 Roc de Cambes

    1. Coffee, cocoa, truffle, black cherry and stone, medium body and a soft, forward, sweet, red cherry finish.

      89 points - Tasted
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  11. 2008 Roc de Cambes

    1. 08 Roc des Cambes (Cotes de Bourg) is medium bodied, made from 65% merlot, 17.5% cabernet franc, and the remainder cabernet sauvignon. It has ample dried cherry and cassis flavors in the mouth, with some dryness in the finish. 87-90 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  12. 2005 Roc de Cambes

    1. Nice wine, a little rustic in its tannins, but offering a lot of vanilla, blackberry, black raspberry, earth and spicy charm that softens with air. Drinking well today, it might gain a bit more complexity with age, but there is no reason not to pop a cork today.

      90 points - Tasted
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  13. 2003 Domaine de Cambes

    1. Truffle and cigar box notes dominate the nose. On the palate, the wine is all about the cherries. The fruit is not overripe, but it is fading.

      87 points - Tasted
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  14. 2003 Roc de Cambes

    1. Like opening a jar of truffles and tasting ripe cherries, this was quite a nice surprise.

      89 points - Tasted
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