Bordeaux 2017 - Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes and Domaine de Cambes

Bordeaux 2017 - Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes and Domaine de Cambes
The inimitable Francois Mitjavile has once again triumphed with his stunning range of 2017s; they are decadent, expressive and down-right delicious.

Domaine de Cambes is pure, unadulterated pleasure. It’s not the most high-brow 2017, but it’s an absolute delight that will give so much early drinking satisfaction. The Roc de Cambes is a big step up in quality. This has all the fun of the Domaine plus some serious gravitas. There is a real depth and a core that reveals layers of luxurious fruit. It possesses a presence and a structure that points towards a long and rewarding future.

There is less of a chasm between Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc de Cambes. The difference is quite subtle, indeed, some of our team preferred Roc to Tertre this year. This is not a snub to the grander wine, more a reflection of the exceptional quality of the Cotes de Bourg. Tertre Roteboeuf is perhaps a little more kaleidoscopic and a touch more refined – both are exquisite expressions of the vintage, brimming with lavish fruit and perfectly measured tannins.

Please note that yields at Tertre Roteboeuf are 20% lower than in 2016. As such, this wine will be under allocation.