2020 Chateau Le Rey "Rocheuses"Blend from France
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- 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 93 Jane Anson - Decanter
- 92+ Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Black fruits, plums, tobacco, chocolate, and leafy herb notes all emerge from the 2020 Château Le Rey Les Rocheuses, a pure, beautifully balanced Castillon. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a good sense of freshness, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's a clear step up over the Les Argileuses in 2020 and offers a more elegant, balanced style. Drink bottles over the coming decade.
93 Jane Anson - Decanter
Bright, blueberry fruit and well-sculpted tannins to ensure vertical lift of the fruit through the glass. I love what the Vignobles K team have been doing with this wine, at a gorgeous spot in Castillon..
92+ Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
Vignobles K’s Castillon estate Château Le Rey 2020 Les Rocheuses is showing well, exhibiting aromas of dark berries, licorice, blueberry, violet and spring flowers. Produced from about 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc both cultivated on the same limestone soils, it is the former that stands out in this medium to full-bodied, vibrant and lively wine. The tannins are perfectly integrated and lead to a long, penetrating, very fresh finish.
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
So much blackberry and chalkiness give it a crushed stone and oyster shell character. Full-bodied, chewy and spicy. White pepper to the fruit and bright acidity. Drink or hold
92 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
The nose is fruity and offers a nice freshness, concentration as well as a fine grain, power, a nice freshness, and a certain intensity. It reveals notes of bright cassis, griots, small notes of fresh blackberry associated with small fresh wild fruits as well as fine hints of cornflower, fresh blond tabaco and a discreet hint of pepper. The mouth is nicely built, fresh and offers gourmandize, fat, fleshiness, roundness, suavity as well as a certain tension, a fine grain, a nice sapidity and a fine airy side. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/pulpy blackberry, bright cassis, small notes of bright cherry associated with touches of bright/fresh raspberry, cherry flower as well as fine hints of violet, racy minerality, a discreet hint of aromatic herbs, chocolate and a subtle hint of tonka bean. Good length. The tannins are precis and mellow.
|Sub-Region||Cotes de Castillon|
93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93 - Jane Anson - Decanter
92+ - Yohan Castaing - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|