Chateau Maucamps Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2008
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Chateau Maucamps Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur 2008

Regular price $38.95per bottle ($467.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Full-Bodied & Smooth

Located in the Macau en Medoc region not far from the entry to the Margaux appellation, this chateau dates back to the 18th century and now covers 22.5 hectares. The soils here are classic Garonne gravels with a clay sub-soil which provides a classic mellow character with relatively smooth tannins and an elegant and fine structure. These wines are remarkably consistent and approachable even in their youth.

Next-door neighbor to the Grand Cru Classé, Château Cantemerle, Maucamps is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Aromas of humus, dry leaf, and sour cherry reveal the slow passage of time in the cellar and hints of liquorice, cedar and walnuts complete this highly complex profile. The mouth, racy and elegant, offers a lovely persistance.

Pair this wine alongside with grilled flank steak, classic coq au vin, or a hearty beef or vegetable stew.

This product is part of the LCBO Vintages program. It may take approximately 10-14 business days to be delivered.

Press Reviews

Vintage Assessments - Michael Vaughan

92 points

Maturing deep intense garnet red with ambering edges. Intense, complex and earthy with maturing, somewhat rusty, faintly spicy, baked plum-cherry fruit with some licorice-tinged, sandalwood notes and a hint of iodine. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, fairly dense, intense, slightly spicy, attractive, warm, mature, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly high acid, walnut-tinged, very faintly herbal, minerally finish. This well-aged blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%, Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot would be perfect with a slab of just-out-of-the-oven roast beef, gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Has 14% alcohol and no residual sugar evident with lot number L08.196/10 on the lower part of the glass bottle. This tasty traditional style of Haut Medoc that will definitely have its fans. You may well want to try in in a variety of wine glasses to discover which one suits your palate.

Wine Align

92 points - Michael Godel

Always fun to have a gander backwards in Bordeaux, here from the 2008 vintage in the Macau en Médoc region near Margaux. The chateau dates back to the 1700s and this two-thirds to one-third cabernet sauvignon to merlot Haut-Médoc is quite youthful as compared to the 2006. A combination of reasons it would go to show, for one being two years apart and second a matter of comparative vintages. The ’06 is not one of greatest longevity while ’08 surely sneaks under the radar with aging capability. That said, as with the 2006, aeration causes a noticeable oxidation and decreased fruit energy. The wood still breathes, shows and exerts power, the secondary notes are in play but no real tertiary at this 13 year stage. Cool, mineral-licked, deeply resonant, roses and tar, even Cassis in its ethereal liqueur. Most definitely worth the price of admission, without a decant and a quick pour through six glasses. Drink 2021-2025.