Domaine Roses Camille Pomerol

2005: This was the premier vintage for Domaine Roses Camille with miniscule 75 case production. Stunningly aromatic with an electric red fruit profile, this wine is perfect for the vintage and a wonderful representation of the best of Pomerol, and what the vineyard can produce. Drinking well now and into 2025. Kosher, K-BDP

2006: Despite lesser growing conditions than 2005, this edition of Domaine Roses Camille is classically structured with red and dark fruit flavors, tobacco, cocoa, and earth. Strong tannins and a firm backbone of acidity will ensure that this wine ages comfortably. 180 cases produced. Drinking well now and into 2022. Kosher, OU

2011: An excellent vintage for the right bank and Pomerol specifically. This is a big, dark wine, aged for 30 months in new oak. It’s fruit forward aromatics belie the burly structure of this vintage. This wine will be approachable after 2018 and will age into 2028 and beyond. An iron first in a velvet glove, and a treat for the patient. Kosher, OU

2012: This was another challenging vintage for Bordeaux but excellent wines were produced in POmerol and surrounding regions. Not yet bottled, this vintage of Domaine Roses Camille is balanced and restrained, but still contains the trademark fruit and approachability of the old vines Merlot. More akin to 2005 than 2006 in that regard. An excellent wine, coming Winter 2016. Kosher, OU

2011 Echo Roses Camille

The wine has a medium purple core, with a bright ruby edge. The wine moves elegantly within the glass, and yet is very concentrated, staining the walls of the glass. The wine is reminiscent of the legendary 2005, where it's aroma of perfume, violets, and candied raspberries leap out of the glass. The palate has a pleasing balance between red fruits, earth, some herbs, and perhaps a trace of licorice. The mouth feel of the wine has a Burgundian silkiness to it, with rolling tannins that carefully caressed the tongue, matched with just the right amount of acidity. The finish is clean and long with dusty tannins on the back end. The freshness of the fruit matched with the minerality and acidity, straddling the line between new and old world. This wine needs a long time to open up, but it has a lot to give. A real treat which provides a glimpse into what can be expected from the Domaine version. Kosher, K-BDP, OU

2012 Echo Roses Camille:

This is an electric wine that very much outclasses the vintage as a whole. Fruit forward aroma with lots of mineral elements, firm tannins and an otherwise plush mouthfeel. Forthcoming Fall 2016. Kosher, K-BDP, OU

2011 Moulin du Chateau La Clide, St. Emilion Grand Cru

From the finest parcels of the St Emilion bellwether, Chateau La Clide. This property is located alongside prestigious neighbors such as Château Beausejour Becot and Chateau Monbousquet. The vineyards are composed of 88% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The owner, Edouard Desplat, devoted his most prized grapes to the production of this wine. This small production of Cabernet Franc would otherwise have been used for Edouard's super-cuvee high end label. Fortunately for us, these best parcels of Chateau La Clide were devoted to the production of this premium kosher wine. The wine was created in conjunction with Christophe Bardeau of Domaine Roses Camille. A 50-50 blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine is very intense and structured for the ages. Kosher, K-BDP, OU

2012 Chateau Marquisat de Binet “Cuvee Abel” Montagne St Emilion

Christophe Bardeau, the winemaker of Marquisat and of Domaine Roses Camille, explains that he feels that this region, and vineyard in particular, has the highest expression of terroir out of anything he has worked with. Meaning, regardless of the particular style or quality of a vintage, here represents the highest potential to truly taste the unique DNA of what makes a particular area so much more distinguished from other wines. The minerality of the earth, coupled with the concentrated fruit from the higher elevation vineyard, form a special sense of place that is otherwise unparalleled.

The wine itself is very playful, fruit forward, but held upright by a stony structure of earth and a whiff of barnyard - a very special signature of the Montagne region. While only a few hundred yards away from St Emilion proper, and the legendary Chateaux that surround this special mountain, it's amazing to see such unique qualities of terroir that not only typifies a region, but also accents the virtues of this most unique property. One of Bordeaux's only true hillside estates. Kosher, K-BDP, OU