Château Campillot Médoc 2012 (Red)
Sometimes what satisfies are the simple things in life like Hokkien Mee, Drunken chicken and Smoked duck.
Pair that with a Château Campillot, Cru Bourgeois, and suddenly what is satisfying becomes extra-satisfying and at a great value. This wine was made in the same manner as a Classified Growth but at a fraction of the price. The wine is made in small tanks to ensure that specific parcels of grapes shine through in the final blend. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels for twelve months to allow for greater complexity. Jean-Dominique Videau, the manager of Château Branaire-Ducru, the famous classified growth in Saint-Julien, also manages Château Campillot.
In your bottle is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose the wine is wonderfully complex with aromas of black fruit, cinnamon, clove, dried violets, and a hint of tobacco. Everything about the palate is balanced with medium body, fine tannins creating a linear structure, food friendly acidity, and a surprisingly long finish.
Is it possible to experience the quality of a famous estate while paying a fraction of the price? In this bottle, the answer is YES.