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2009 - Saint Roch Chimeres Cotes Du Roussillon
Sub Region Cotes du Roussillon
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena
library code: 70106
From the Critics:
- "From (in order of importance) Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan grown on schist, the Chateau Saint Roch 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Chimeres delivers scents and palate impingement akin to crushed stone, with iodine and fruit pit further accenting its ripe dark cherry, purple plum, and black raspberry fruit. This displays a saturation of tine tannins and a stain-inducing intensity of sheer fruit, along with a surprising sense of lift and vivacity, even though those virtues are combined with a hint of heat. It should perform well for at least 3-4 years." (06/11) -
- "A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan, from 50+ year-old vines and schist soils, that was aged 8-12 months in 500-liter barrels, the 2009 Chateau Saint-Roch Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres has pungent, intense bouquet of black cherries, distilled herbs, wet earth, old leather, and exotic flowers. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a silky, polished feel, no hard edges, and beautiful freshness and energy, this superb value needs air to show at its best, and will continue to impress for another 4-5 years, possibly longer." (09/12) -