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Domaine des Cambes, Francois Mitjavile 2014
Merlot 75%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Malbec 5%
The nose is aromatic, fresh, racy (terroir/clay) and slightly powerful. It reveals notes of freshblackberry, fresh cassis and slight notes of ripe/fresh wild strawberry associated with a subtle hintof black cherry, plum peel, hint of clay as well as slight toasted notes, sweet spices, coffee, almond and a slight hint of grilled bread and woody notes. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced, racy (terroir/clay) and offers a beautiful freshness, a beautiful fat, a nice expression, a beautifulgourmandise as well as a slight dynamism. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of freshredcurrant, fresh raspberry and slight notes of ripe cassis associated with hints of blackberry, toasted oak as well as a very discreet hint of flowers (in the background). Tannins are fine and veryslightly chewy. Good aromatic persistence with, in particular, a small note of almond as well as a very discreet hint of caramel.
Domaine de Cambes�is another label by Francois Mitjavile, produced at the Roc de Cambes facility, but Mitjavile insists this is not a second wine. The grapes come from a vineyard just outside the Cote de Bourg and St.-Emilion boundaries, so it carries the 'Bordeaux AOC' designation. .The vines have a lower elevation and are closer to the Gironde, creating a cooler terroir with more clay in the soil, but the end result for this Merlot-dominated blend is still quite similar in structure and finesse to the Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc de Cambes. Mitjavile is well-known for his unique winemaking that consistently produces wines that are described as suave, exotic with smooth, caressing tannins.