Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2014 Wine Review
Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2014
Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.P., France
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
Love the incredible range of styles that the Rhone region produces, like this intriguing red wine blend. Full-bodied and deeply savoury. Violets, black plum, deep dive black raspberry into a heart of welling darkness and satisfaction. Platonic ideal of concentration and depth with a long, sensuous finish that leaves you bathed in flavour satisfaction. Pair with hearty meat dishes and deep conversations. Produced by Domaine Lafage, this robust Rhone red wine from 2014 vintage of this Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres is a blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah grapes, with a splash of Carignan. The wine undergoes an extended cold-soak that's not in stainless steel tanks, then fermentation in 500 litre barrels. The vineyards are located close to the village of Maury in the Rhone Valley.
Food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hamburger.
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This Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2014 was reviewed on October 29, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
This smoothing red Rhone blend definitely tastes above it's price point! Great complexity of red and black fruits, flint, dried herbs de Provence, sweet cigar and pepper. I detected a wiff of smoked meat as well. Full-bodied indeed with cleansing balanced acidity. A blend of mostly Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. This wine will reward you over the next 5 years. Solid price performer and a buy 2 wine. Maybe pair with a Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich? Just sayin'.
Tasted: October 2016
|The 2014 vintage of the Côtes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres is made up of 60% Grenache, with 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. The grapes for this wine grow on 100-plus year old vines in schist soils. While the wine is aged in oak, these are 500 The wine is aged 12 months in both 500-litre oak barrels and mainly employed to mellow out the wine and marry its flavours. Chimeres is a full-bodied wine with violets, crushed raspberries and black plum on the nose and delivers same on the palate with a savoury olive finish and bright acidity. Drink or cellar for the next few years. - Community Wine Reviews|
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