CHATEAU SAINT-ROCH CHIMERES 2006

The rating makes on this wine caught my eye, it looks like a bargain. The wine is 65% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan. As usual I find Parker is high in his rating. I believe this one really deserves more like an 89-90. But given the price this is not bad at all. Not one of the best wines I’ve had but it is quite good. The finish is mild/medium. There is a slight bitterness to the wine. Another 1-2 years aging will help. I will probably grab a few more of these …

From the LCBO web site:
CHATEAU SAINT-ROCH CHIMERES 2006 AC Cotes du Roussillon-Villages TASTING NOTE: … Plum preserves lily cocoa powder white pepper and a whiff of smoke emanate from the glass. In the mouth this displays creamy richness of texture uncannily combined with elegance and brightness and an almost tactile sense of underlying stony and ore-like minerality (which is difficult to describe!) … Enjoy this 2006 over the coming 3-4 years and possibly it will prove worth holding longer … Hurrah for this talented and visionary vintner! Score – 92. (David Schildknecht www.erobertparker.com Aug. 2008) 119354 $19.95 Featured 4/11/2009 Check LCBO stock

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