Red wine

Chateau Rocheyron, St Emilion Grand Cru 2014

RRP £83

Altogether a more masculine wine (Sisseck apologises for using such an expression, but it’s a useful way of describing a certain “toughness of tannins” as he puts it). Fine coffee-bean nose, clean and fresh; the tannins develop in the mouth and dominate the mid-palate. Robust as they are they don’t compromise the freshness and as they subside they’re replaced with rich and ripe fruit. Overall quite closed and shy in the mid-palate; there’s a nice sour dry finish with a wash of juice at the end.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Merlot (100%)

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2030

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist