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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
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About

Ratings:

93

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.

Product Detail

Item # 137742
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Cotes de Castillon
Ratings

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

Vintage 2020
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
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