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2009 Chateau de Camensac, Haut-Medoc, France

Wine Notes

Fifth Growth. Cinquieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. By St-Laurent-et-Benon

Tasting note: Ruby-red with garnet highlights. Focused nose of red fruits with spicy, peppery oak. Full, warm entry leading into a clean, quite firm and slightly lean middle palate. Well-made and successful yet lacking real elegance. (12-Mar-2012) [Gilbert & Gaillard]

Tasting note: Plums, cherries, blackberries. Austere style which requires one to search through the tannins to find dark berry fruit. It is a modest wine with fairly astringent tannins and moderate length. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Young. (01-Mar-2010) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $49   From: $34   To: $50

Search Rank 212 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 212th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 256th

Score: 86. When to drink: 2014 to 2024
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
89/100 (12 notes from 11 users )    
16/20   2014 to 2020
15.5/20   2014 to 2022
15/20   2017 to 2024
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours General Agricole Paris 2012 Brown
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Price History for 2009 Chateau de Camensac, Haut-Medoc, France
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Haut-Medoc wine region

    Haut-Medoc is the large southern section of the greater Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France and also the name of the appellation that covers the vineyards here. It accounts for two-thirds of the Medoc peninsula and produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The Haut-Medoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellations of Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien, as well as the lesser-regarded Listrac and ... more

  • Medoc wine region

    The Medoc region of Bordeaux is home to pine forests, sand dunes and many thousands of acres of vineyard. Wedged between the Atlantic coastline and the broad Gironde estuary, the Medoc is effectively a peninsula (presqu'île in French). It extends 50 miles (80km) north-westwards from Bordeaux city to the Pointe de Grave headland, whose sandy, gravelly terrain hints at what lies beneath the Medoc vineyards, and makes the area quite so well suited to viti ... more

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