Chateau de Camensac 2015, Haut-Medoc (5th Cru Classe En 1855)


Chateau de Camensac 2015, Haut-Medoc
5th Cru Classe En 1855

Grape Variety

57% Cabernet Sauvignon 43% Merlot

Tasting Notes:

The wine is bright and limpid. The robe is deep garnet and luminous. The nose is neat and straight. Before stirring, cherry and cedar. After stirring, come the black pepper aromas, fresh roses, lightly mineral. The attack is frank and supple. The mouth is immediately aromatic in the gray tobacco register, mineral and wooded touch barely vanilled. The fine tannic frame, satin is the heart of a smooth volume The retro-olfaction is very long, with cherry and mint.

Critic Reviews

Vinous (2019) : 92-94
Bettane & Desseauve (2018): 91-92
RVF (2018) : 17-18
Wine advocate (2016) : 90-92
James Suckling (2015) : 93 -94

Plenty of spicy and toasty oak on offer here with underlying plum aromas and flavors. A very fresh palate with great depth and detail.

Jancis Robinson (2015) : 16.5

Vivino Community Reviews

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Chateau de Camensac

Great care is taken in a constant search for excellence and the best expression of the Terroir. Ever more rigorous plot selection and vinification adapted to the grapes result in a fresh, seductive wine, in the same style as the label: elegant, modern, refined and with a touch of originality that breaks with the traditional image of Bordeaux’s Grands Vins.


The style of Camensac’s wines is explained by the geographical location and the micro-climate, with mild winters and hot summers but which is also oceanic, favouring healthy growth and well- ripened grapes, combined with a deep gravel terroir, brought by the river (Villafranchian gravel as in Pessac-Léognan and Gunzian gravel as in the St Julien appellation).

Harvest date (2015 Vintage)

Merlot: from September the 21st to October the 9th 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon: From October the 5th to 9th 2015


Along winter, a few cold and frosted days, with plentiful rainfalls in December and January. June is suddenly very warm. The flower evolves nicely. July is heatwave, vine is tested. August gives it some respite. Its rainfalls at the beginning of the month are particularly timely for veraison. September is beautiful. The harvest begins later. We escape some heavy storms. Merlot comes calmly, ripe and fruity. Temperatures are low and night very cold. Cabernet sauvignon are affected. Rainfalls revive its but warm nights and days worried. The atmosphere is concerned but the result pleasing.


Destemming and crushing
Alcoholic fermentation at 28°C (about 6 days) followed by maceration (about 3 weeks)
Daily pumping over and / or punching down
Run-off and pressing (pneumatic press)
Transfer to barrels
Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Ageing in French oak barrels for 14 to 18 months (60% new barrels)
Regular topping up and racking
Fining with egg white and a final racking before bottling.

Wine/Food pairing

Wines often go very well with food or dishes from the same region!

Here are some dishes that go well with Château de Camensac:

Entrecote Bordelaise
Roast duck
Rack of lamb
Tournedos with morel mushrooms
Warm dark chocolate lava cake
This list of dishes is not exhaustive. It can also be served with mini-appetizers, starters or cheeses.

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