Roc de Cambes, in the Côtes de Bourg, is owned by Francois Mitjavile of Tertre Roteboeuf, Saint Emilion Grand Cru fame, It mirrors the Saint Emilion property in both aspect and geology and the vines have an average age of 45 years. The grape mix here is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the all-important seasoning of 5% Malbec - a stunning wine and a perennial Corney & Barrow favourite.
"The wine that wine merchants choose to drink... From François Mitjavile of Saint Émilion's Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes is Bordeaux's best kept secret.
Drink now / lay down 2017 - 2028
“Old-vine Merlot, with a smidgen of Cabernet Franc, on cool clay-limestone soils from maestro François Mitjavile of Tertre Rôteboeuf. Wonderful intensity, ripeness texture and refinement with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry, sandalwood, mocha and fresh bay leaf. 13.5% ”
Joanna Simon (Her festive wine guide) - December 2021