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Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2016 Wine Review

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2016

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2016

Midi A.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Château Saint-Roch

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 93/100

So luscious! High alcohol but the wine doesn't taste hot: rich and full-bodied with complex layers of black fruit, hickory smoke and dried herbs. So savoury! 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.

Food pairings: smoky game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb.

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This Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2016 was reviewed on November 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Saint-Roch Chimeres for 2016 is actually declared as Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah (no Mourvedre). No complaints, here. It's ripe and smooth. High alcohol, but well managed tannins.
Red and purple. Pretty full bodied. This one was fermented in 500L barrels after a long soak in steel.
Aromas of mushroom, raspberry, tons of baking spice, some barbecue residue, and plum.
Flavours are soft and inviting. High alcohol, but you don't bat an eye.
Carignan used to be seen as a bulk varietal, but is being recognized for quality finally. That's a familiar story for a lot of varietals. In the hands of a producer cropping properly, this wine can show extremely well. Spice and suppleness.
Produced by winemaker, Jean-Marc Lafage, from the Midi wine region, Château Saint-Roch's Chimères 2016 is rich, savoury and full-bodied with complex layers of earthy florals, black fruit, hickory smoke and dried herbs. This juicy red wine blend is 70% Grenache, with 30% Syrah and wine grapes grow on 100-plus year old vines in schist soils. Half of the wine is aged in demi-muids, the other half in concrete tanks. - Community Wine Reviews

2 Members would buy this wine again

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