By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/19/2010 | Send Email
This is one of those situations that seems too good to be true. The supplier is parting company with this producer and they are liquidating the wine at a much more substantial discount. Also, 2004 is one of those vintages in the southern Rhone that is often overlooked since it was sandwiched between the highly touted 2003 and 2005 vintages. What a pleasure this vintage has turned into for drinking now. Not hedonistic but classic. And that is everything that the Roquete is. It is made by the family behind Vieux Telegraphe (one of my favorite producers) and is the epitome of Rhone. It has gorgeous spice, dark fruit, candied fig and a supple open mid-palate. The wine is beautifully balanced and should pair with the most savory of holiday dishes. Herb roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, rib roast with rosemary and au jus or any leftovers that find their way into the fridge and back out on the table the next day.