Red wine

Chateau Rocheyron, St Emilion Grand Cru 2017

RRP £65.80

Bottled in July 2019. “This was a complicated vintage – we had to work a lot but we’re very pleased with the result.”

Bright, ripe nose: powerful red fruit, the concentration balanced between tremendous weight and a lifted quality – it gives a sense of pulling off a tricky dance move. There’s the same equilibrium on the palate – the young, coltish tannins have fine grip but they are finely-honed at the same time. This is where Sisseck’s “extreme balance” comes in. The fruit is all primary – ripe plum and damson, ripe blackberry, sappy and dense.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2025 - 2035

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