Located in the tiny village of Saint-Laurent within the broader Medoc region of Bordeaux, Château de Camensac’s quality has been recognized since 1855, when it was included in Napoleon’s Classification of the Medoc. Completed prior to the upcoming Exposition Universelle in Paris, Napolean’s ranking of Bordeaux producers has remained relatively unchanged today. The 1996 vintage was an excellent year in Bordeaux, and winemaking at Château de Camensac was overseen by Michel Rolland, one of the world’s most sought-after consultants.
This wine is ready to drink. Although some of the juicy fruit notes have faded into the background, it is brimming with dried currant, cigar box, and sage notes. On the palate, it is now soft, earthy, and wildly complex. The perfect accompaniment to rack of lamb or late-night card games with friends.