2008 Château de Camparian Pessac-Léognan

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Looking for a wine to pair with a slow-cooked roast? Why not choose a Bordeaux? The 2008 Château de Camparian Pessac-Léognan comes from the northern part Graves, the wine-growing region of Bordeaux classified in 1953. Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Pessac-Léognan is a relatively new sub-region (1987) and is recognized for both its red and white wines. Pessac-Léognan also includes the only red-wine producer outside the Haut-Médoc which was classified in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, the premier cru Château Haut-Brion.

Property of the Ballande family for about 200 years, Château de Camparian is one of the last château to be still located in the commune of Villenave d’Ornon. A blend of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2008 millésime (or vintage) is showing beautifully. Dusty elegance with a bit of spice, subtle tannins, toasty oak and dark berry flavors. 13.5% ABV. Prices on this wine have fluctuated anywhere between 8,66 EUR to $36 USD. I picked this one up from Last Bottle last Christmas for around $19 each.

Château de Camparian Pessac Léognan 2008

About Amy Corron Power

A licensed attorney, Amy is a wine-lover, foodie, photographer, political junkie and award-winning author who writes about Wine, Food, Beer & Spirits. As Managing Editor & Tasting Director for Another Wine Blog, she travels all over the world's wine regions to share her experiences with her readers and nearly 10,000 twitter fans. Amy holds certifications through the International Sommelier Guild, and is also certified, with honors, as a California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS). She is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas and regularly attends Houston Sommelier Association events.