We’ve worked with this wine for years but 2015 is the first year it’s been called “Ch. Camino Salva.” In 2014 and before, it was called “Ch. Tour Salvet.” Why the change? Long story short, it was a case of a French bureaucracy deciding that the chateau was not entitled (for obscure reasons) to use Tour Salvet and it was easier to change the name than fight the bureaucrats. Hence Ch. Camino Salva – which is still every bit the value it always was and the new name took effect in the spectacular 2015 vintage.
Ch. CAMINO SALVA, Haut Medoc, 2015
A mid-Haut Medoc (Cussac between Margaux and St. Julien to be precise) blend of about half Cabernet Sauvignon, with most of the rest Merlot and some Cabernet Franc fermented in temperature-controlled, epoxy-lined concrete tanks and aged 40% in concrete tanks and 60% in French oak barrels (25% new). Red-purple in color with well formed legs; dry, medium-bodied with freshly-balanced acidity and medium phenolics. Supple, elegantly-balanced, fresh, Cab-dominant red with red and some darker red fruit accented with gravel-dust terroir and tobacco leaf with a hint of pencil shavings. Fantastic value. Yum. BearScore: 92+.
Cash Bottle: $14.99 Cash “Pick-Six” Bottle: $13.49