L’Aura de Cambon Margaux Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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L’Aura de Cambon, History, Overview

L’Aura de Cambon was created in 2006, when the owner, Jean-Pierre Marie, purchased a 1.24 acre parcel of vines from a local butcher in the Margaux appellation. The vineyard is located between Chateau Margaux and Chateau Brane Cantenac and not far from Chateau Cantenac Brown. Once the purchase was completed, the first thing the new owners did was replant the vineyards.

L’Aura de Cambon Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The Left Bank vineyard of L’Aura de Cambon is tiny. Located in the Cantenac sector, the vineyard is only .5 hectares. The vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. The terroir is mostly gravel with clay soil. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 8,000 vines per hectare.

To produce the wine of L’Aura de Cambon, it truly requires a lot of effort. The grapes are whole berry fermented. Vinification takes place in two temperature-controlled 32 hectoliter vats, after a pre-fermentary maceration and mandatory cold soak which requires 3 to 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 100% new, French oak barrels. All the work in the cellar for L’Aura de Cambon takes place by gravity.

The wine is aged on its lees for 12 to 15 months in 100% new, French oak barrels. Not much wine is produced here as the production is quite small. The debut vintage for L’Aura de Cambon is the 2006 vintage. Less than 500 cases are produced per year. Claude Gros was the initial the consultant for the vineyard management and the wine making at L’Aura de Cambon. That changed in 2013, when the new owners brought in the noted consultant Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus to act as their consultant, in the vineyards and the cellars.

When to Drink Chateau L’Aura de Cambon, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau L’Aura de Cambon can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau L’Aura de Cambon is usually better with at least 5-8 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Pibran offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-20 years of age after the vintage.

Serving L’Aura de Cambon, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

L’Aura de Cambon is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. L’Aura de Cambon is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. L’Aura de Cambon is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.

Jean-Pierre Marie, the owner of the winery also owns Chateau Cambon la Pelouse in the Haut Medoc appellation along with another Haut-Medoc estate, Trois Moulins.

L’Aura de Cambon is a round, opulent, ripe, modern style of wine from the Margaux appellation that can age, but also drinks well young.


Château L'Aura de Cambon Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2016 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. Dark in color with silky tannins, soft, polished fruit and layers of ripe, sweet, fresh, dark cherries, cassis and juicy, spicy plums.

      92 points - Tasted
  2. 2015 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. Dark in hue and dark in fruit with lush, round textures and a blast of sweet, ripe, black raspberries, cocoa and licorice, this wine has good concentration and opulent textures, finishing with freshness and silky tannins. 90 - 92 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
  3. 2014 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. Dark in color with soft, round, sinuous, meaty textures and sweet fruits, the wine is quite charming in this vintage. It is a hard to find wine but well worth the hunt. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
  4. 2013 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. Deep in color with smoke, licorice, blackberry and jam notes, this wine’s soft finish leaves with you silky blackberries. This will be hard to find and fun to drink young. From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, the wine reached 13.1% alcohol and is aging in 100% new oak. 88-90 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  5. 2012 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. The debut vintage where Hubert de Bouard from Chateau Angelus acts as the consultant. Licorice, dark berries and chocolate with sweet, round textures and a ripe, dark berry finish. From a blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
  6. 2011 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. From an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, aged in 100% new oak, licorice, blackberry, smoke and jammy aromas open to a medium-bodied wine that tastes and feels over-oaked. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
  7. 2010 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. L’Aura de Cambon From an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this soft textured wine is filled with deep, plush, blackberry, dark cherry and spice which feels fresh and clean in the mouth. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
  8. 2009 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. 2009 L’Aura Opens with dark colors and aromas of fresh blackberry flavors, full bodied and round, the wine ends with ripe dark fruit and black pepper aromatics. 91/93 Pts

      92 points - Tasted
  9. 2008 Château L'Aura de Cambon ( Margaux)

    1. Château L’Aura is a tiny Margaux property located in the Cantenac sector of Margaux. The château produced a whopping 200 cases in 2008! The blend from equal parts of cabernet sauvignon and merlot offers a powerful perfume of jammy black fruit, oak, violets, and candied fruit. Rich, concentrated, and full bodied, this ripe youngster fills your mouth with exotic boysenberry, blue fruit, and black berry flavors with a touch of oak. L’Aura, which began producing wine in 2006 is a property to watch for. 90-93 Pts

      91 points - Tasted