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Chateau de Chambrun History, Overview
Chateau de Chambrun dates to the mid 1800’s. At the time, the wines were sold as being from Clos de Chambrun. The estate was purchased by Jean-Philippe Janoueix in 1994.
Silvio Denz, who owns several high profile estates in Saint Emilion, including Chateau Faugeres and Peby Faugeres, became the owner of Chateau de Chambrun in 2007, after purchasing the vineyards from Janoueix.
Following the purchase of Chateau de Chambrun in 2007, Silvio Denz continued buying additional parcels increasing the vineyards. In 2015 the estate was sold to Patrick Javanaud and Sylvie Javanaud.
Chateau de Chambrun Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 33.3 hectare vineyard of Chateau de Chambrun is planted to 60% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Although you also find a bit of Malbec planted here as well. The vineyard has a terroir of clay, gravel and limestone soils, which is typical of some of the better vineyards found in that part of the Right Bank.
Located in the Neac sector of Lalande de Pomerol, not far from Pomerol, the vines average 25 years of age. The vineyard can be divided into 53 separate parcels which is planted to a vine density of 6,500 vines per hectare. The vineyard is farmed using only sustainable viticulture techniques.
The vinification for the main wine of Chateau de Chambrun takes place a combination of 40 hectoliter French, oak vats and small, French barrels. The wine is aged in 75% new, French oak barrels today 15 months before bottling.
Two wines are produced at the Lalande de Pomerol estate of Chateau de Chambrun. Aside from their regular wine, they also produce a special, high end cuvee from their best parcels, Chateau Chambrun Le Bourg.
This specific parcel of vines is only .7 hectares. The vines in this low yielding sector are more than 50 years of age. Chateau de Chambrun Le Bourg manages to produce an average of only 175 cases per vintage and is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for an average of 15 months, depending on the strength and character of the vintage. Michel Rolland is the consultant.
The best vintages of Chateau Chambrun are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2005.
When to Drink Chateau Chambrun, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Chambrun is better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour or so if desired. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Chambrun offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau de Chambrun with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau de Chambrun is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau de Chambrun is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Chambrun is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Château de Chambrun Wine Tasting Notes
14 Vintages 24,240 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2019||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Soft, silky, fresh and medium-bodied, the wine serves up an elegant layer of ripe plums, dark chocolate and espresso, leaving with a refined, plummy finish. 90-92 Pts
1,795 Views Tasted Jun 28, 2020
|2018||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Espresso, cocoa, mint, black cherry and touches of flowers hit our nose. Lushly textured with round, plummy fruits, give ut a few years to develop.
400 Views Tasted Mar 9, 2021
If you are looking for an early drinking, lush Pomerol look-alike, you found it. Ripe, juicy plums, plush textures and the right amount of chocolate and licorice to round everything out. 88-90 Pts
1,060 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Soft and fruity, medium bodied, forward, light and fresh with an earthy, cherry character, this is a wine you can enjoy on the young side.
1,255 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, soft and plummy with a forward personality but lacking in depth. Probably best to drink young.
1,465 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château de Chambrun Le Bourg (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Flowers, black raspberry, cherry, licorice and smoke open the nose. This medium bodied Pomerol look alike is soft, silky fresh and polished, The fruit feels great from start to finish with its smooth textures and sweetness in the finish.
1,537 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
|2015||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Smoke, licorice and mouthwatering plums with dusty tannins and a fresh, clean palate presence of cherries in the finish. 89 - 91 Pts
1,568 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|2014||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Licorice, black cherry and earth with soft plumy notes and chocolate in a round finish. 89-90 Pts
1,787 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2015
|2013||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
With smoke, fennel, coffee bean and black raspberry notes, the wine is light, clean and focused on the fresh, red cherry finish. 86-88 Pts
1,555 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2014
|2012||Château de Chambrun Le Bourg (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Forward, with lots of licorice, cocoa, sweet black cherries and round textures, you can enjoy it young, or give it a few more years.
1,347 Views Tasted Jul 6, 2015
|2012||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Medium bodied with fresh cherries, licorice and spice, the wine is soft, forward and should offer pleasure on release. 88-90 Pts
2,351 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
|2011||Château de Chambrun Le Bourg (Lalande de Pomerol)|
2011 De Chambrun Le Bourg Lalande de Pomerol – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Chateau Faugeres and Lalique amongst his holdings, this Bordeaux wine comes from a tiny.7 hectare vineyard. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot from vines averaging 35 year of age. Aged in 100% new oak, the wine is filled with smoke, black cherry, earth and plum. Rich and fleshy, the wine finishes with ripe plums and chocolate. 90-92 Pts
1,535 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2012
|2011||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
2011 De Chambrun Lalande de Pomerol From vineyards planted in quartz, gravel, clay and limestone. This blend of 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc has an earthy black cherry and cocoa perfume with medium body and a red plum finish. 87-90 Pts
2,105 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2012
|2010||Château de Chambrun Le Bourg (Lalande de Pomerol)|
De Chambrun Le Bourg – Owned by Silvo Denzo, who counts Faugeres amongst his holdings produces this wine from a .7 hectare parcel of 35 year old vines planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were impressively low at 19 hls/ha. The wine will be aged in 100% new oak. Deep purple colored with plum, licorice, floral and truffle aromas, the wine offers rich textures, round, sweet, plum and chocolate flavors and a long black and red fruit finish. 90-93 Pts
1,808 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2011
|2010||Château de Chambrun (Lalande de Pomerol)|
de Chambrun 94% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc are combined to produce a wine filled with licorice and plum, aromas. Suave, plush and easy to like, this medium bodied wine ends with a chocolate covered plum finish. This is a crowd pleasing Pomerol styled wine. 87-89 Pts
2,672 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2011