Château Le Rey Rocheuses Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2019
- Rich, full-bodied
As Saint-Émilion’s next door neighbour, Castillon offers value that is almost unparalleled in Bordeaux. From the ridge of limestone soil that produces the most sought after wines on the right bank, the ‘Rocheuses’ is a recognition of how magnificent Bordeaux doesn’t have to come with the price tag. This blend is majority merlot (80%), with cabernet franc in support to make a drop that truly sings. If you’re into the details, here they are: seperately fermented parcels in stainless steel, before 12 months ageing in 20% new oak barrels, 40% first use, and 40% second use. Now, let’s crack a bottle? Intense notes of mulberry and blackcurrant, some cured meat, maybe a touch of smoky, toasty oak in there too. Savoury, inky, and more-ish. Our only complaint is that the bottle is finished already.
“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose sings of freshly crushed black cherries, blackberries and mulberries with suggestions of Marmite toast, smoked meats and cast-iron pan plus a waft of cracked black pepper. Full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of ripe, juicy black fruits with a sturdy frame of grainy tannins, finishing with appealing freshness and with plenty of minerals.»”
Full price $80.00 from the producer.
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- 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
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Bordeaux is one of the oldest and most famous regions within France, known for both its Left Bank which produces more Cabernet Sauvignon based blends and its Right Bank which produces more Merlot based blends. Bordeaux is home to many of the worlds most expensive wines. The big guys on the left bank are Pauillac and Margaux and on the right you've got Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Not forgetting the whites and the sweet stuff though, Bordeaux also is known for producing dry whites in Pessac-Leognan and sweet wines in Sauternes. The most common grapes grown in Bordeaux are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.