Saturday, October 10, 2015

Huge scores from Chateau Saint-Roch

These sold out extremely fast last year...

2013 Chateau Saint-Roch Kerbuccio Maury Sec...$15.99
One of the most incredible values I've tasted in a long, long time, the jaw-dropping good 2013 Kerbuccio Maury Sec (this is a new appellation dedicated to dry wines from Maury) is 40% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache, all from the black schist soils of Maury, that spent eight months in concrete tank prior to being bottled unfiltered. Its inky purple color is followed by fabulous aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, violets, crushed rocks and licorice. Full-bodied, seamless and incredibly textured, all while staying fresh and pure, it's an off-the-charts Roussillon that will drink well for 5-8 years, possibly longer. 

Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate

2013 Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres...$14.99
A joint venture between Jean-Marc Lafage and Eric Solomon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres is just another example of the brilliance of the 2013 vintage in the Roussillon. Coming all from the schist soils of Maury and a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan that spent 8-12 months in 500-liter barrels and concrete, it possesses a deep purple color to go with savory notes of kirsch and assorted darker berry fruits, pepper, truffle and damp earth. Full-bodied, thrillingly textured and with incredible purity of fruit, this knockout effort stays lively and elegant, with fine tannin, terrific length and no hard edges. It will knock your socks off over the coming 4-6 years 
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes...$13.99
The 2014 CĂ´tes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes is a terrific, medium-bodied, bright and juicy effort that’s loaded with notions of citrus blossom, lime and hints of green herbs. Made from 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Roussanne that was brought up almost exclusively in tank (10% in new oak), buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming year 
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

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