The Domaine de Cambes Bordeaux is a blend of majority Merlot with Cabernet, produced from the Roc de Cambes vineyard. Pure and expressive, the nose is rich with cassis, forest berries and violet. A soft, smooth palate meets with fine tannins and gently spiced character. Ripe and intense, you will taste black cherries, a nip of menthol and anise.
Those with a passion for Bordeaux are likely to know the name ‘Mitjaville’. The family owns two other renowned Bordeaux Château–Tertre-Roteboeuf Saint-Émilion and Domaine de Cambes. Current patriarch Louis Mitjaville inherited his title from father François, who launched his career when his wife inherited Tertre-Roteboeuf in the 1970s.
"The 2016 Domaine des Cambes, made by François Mitjavile of Tertre-Rôteboeuf, has a pure, cassis- and blueberry-scented bouquet that reveals top notes of crushed violet petals and even a hint of ink. The palate is silky-smooth with fine tannin and lightly spiced with a dash of white pepper. The cohesive backbone is deeply impressive. Gentle but insistent in terms of grip, leading to a very fresh finish. This Domaine des Cambes really is superb, and it will offer much drinking pleasure over the next decade. 2023-2033"
92 Points, Vinous
More elegant than the 2015, the 2016 Domaine de Cambes comes from the Mitjavile family of Tertre Rôteboeuf and is an 80/20 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc brought up in new oak. It offers a layered, seamless texture as well as notes of caramelized blackberry and blueberry fruits, toasted bread, classy oak, and spice. Beautiful on all accounts, with medium to full body and a great mid-palate as well as sweet tannins, it’s a sensational wine from this unheralded appellation that deserves attention.
93 points, jebdunnuck.com (February 2019)
The 2016 Domaine des Cambes is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Sumptuous and super-expressive, the 2016 is a beautifully forward, inviting wine. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and licorice are all generous in the glass, while there is more than enough underlying structure to support a number of years of very fine drinking. This is a lovely, and frankly irresistible, Côtes de Bordeaux from the Mitjavile family.
92 points, Vinous (January 2019)