Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2018
Chateau Cambon La Pelouse

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse


It is certainly still in a youthful phase, and the tannins are firm but with enough give to drink now, especially with sufficient aeration and when served alongside hearty food.

Chateau Cambon la Pelouse 2018
Ready, but will improve

A gem of a Cru Bourgeois. The 2018 vintage was an exceptional year (the first of the trio of 2018,2019, 2020) and the guys at Chateau Cambon le Pelouse made sure to produce a delicious wine whilst still at a fraction of the cost of many of the top estates. This house often produces incredibly fine wines and is a popular amongst the Bordelaise people who feel it often punches above its weight.

The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, then aged in barriques (35% new) for 12 to 15 months. Winemaking is overseen by Hubert de Boüard, who oversaw Ch Angélus before handing over to his daughter Stéphanie and now consults widely in Bordeaux, including at such prestigious châteaux as Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse and Meyney. His broad experience of Bordeaux is perhaps the reason why this wine is so satisfyingly archetypal – and justifies its exceptionnel status.

Aging potential:

It has just entered it's drinking window and will be delicious now or you can hold for another 10 years (2023 - 2034)


1 hour

Critic Ratings:

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

91/100 James Suckling