Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2008 Wine Review

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2008
A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi, France
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 119354
BC Product #: 274175

Price: $18.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2011-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Château Saint-Roch Chimères
Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants
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Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vintages Wine Panel: A Gold Medal-winning wine at the 2010 Concours des Grands Vins de France, Mâcon. Ripe, round and powerful, featuring aromas and flavours of raspberry, cherry and plum, plus hints of baking spices. This dry, vibrant wine is well-balanced by ripe tannins. A versatile, medium-bodied wine fit for rich winter stews. My note: I like it! Vibrant spicy fleshy-ripe cherry aromas, some brambly pie, yum. Full-bodied but so smooth: it goes down very quickly. Top me up!

Food pairings: stew.

This was reviewed February 19, 2011 by

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This medium bodied blend consisting of 65% Grenache, 5% Carignan and 30% Syrah has nicely aromatic, integrated notes of cherry, black currant, pine and green pepper. It is tannic (decant for 1 hour) with a medium to long, bretty finish. This wine can be aged for 5 to 10 more years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted AGAIN in Aug/10 during French wine tasting and it was very well liked by other tasters.

One observation I would like to make is that even though this wine was released in February, there are still plenty of bottles left, which makes me conclude that it is not ALL THAT (as some critics say). However, on the other side, there are many reviews scoring above 90. So perhaps this wine is worthy of a try.

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