2008 Saint Roch "Chimeres" Côtes du Roussillon Villages (Previously $15)

SKU #1060961 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Chateau Saint Roch's 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres brims with ripe cherry fruit, although - surprisingly - it is a bit warmer even than the 2009. Polished in texture and glycerin-rich, the notes of cherry pit and iodine in the long finish of this Syrah-Grenache-Carignan blend add stimulating interest and counterpoint to its sheer sweetness.  (6/ 2011)

K&L Notes

Recently purchased by Jean Marc Lafage, Chateau Saint Roch is located in the Maury Area of the Agly Valley, which is 15 miles from Perpignan and the Mediterranean Sea. The castle of Queribus, built by the Canthars, at the top of the steep Corbières Mountain watches over the vineyards from the north. Each plot is now surrounded by black berry bushes, fig trees, pomegranate trees, cherry trees, carob trees, oaks, as well as fields of thyme, lavender and fennel. This blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan, aged 12 months in concrete tank and demi muid, offers a lovely dark red color, with very ripe fruit on the nose, a creamy palate impression and nice hints of fresh spices. 14.5% abv.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5