1996 Camensac


88Average Score
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
5 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
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Critic Notes

A very round and enjoyable '96. Pretty aromas of berry and porcini continue onto a medium-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a fruity aftertaste. Best after 2001. – James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999

Score: 89-/100Wine Spectator

Cinqième CruClassé.Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 15%Starting to age at the rim. Quite aromatic and leafy on the nose – pretty subtle. Certainly refreshing and appetising. A bit light and lean overall – though not expensive. If you want to know what happens to a middle class red Bordeaux with age, here’s a chance to get your hands on a single bottle without enormous outlay. Serve reasonably warm to flatter it with some chewy food. Neat finish.www.jancisrobinson.com, 19 Nov 2008

Score: 16-/20Jancis Robinson

The problem of musty aromas exhibited in many older Camensac wines appears to have been eliminated in the 1995 and 1996 vintages. The 1996 offers a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of sweet berry fruit, medium body, and a straightforward, muscular, ripe style with moderate tannin in the finish. It should drink well for a decade. Feb 1998, www.robertparker.com

Score: 85-86/100Robert Parker
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