• Chateau Saint-Roch Kerbuccio 2015 94

    Chateau Saint-Roch Kerbuccio 2015

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    94pts Jeb Dunnuck

    92-94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "It’s heavenly juice that tastes like it cost 3 times its price" Jeb Dunnuck

    Jeb Dunnuck did a barrel tasting of this Chateau Saint-Roch Kerbuccio in April of 2017 as a member of Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate's staff and gave it 92-94 points. He tasted it again in December, and felt it had moved up to a solid 94, using words like "fabulous, concentrated, seamless and smoking value". We urge you to not waste time, and get some so that you can sip it with short rib crostini with Cambozola cheese and cherry jam; we think this fantastic combination will get you to the same page as Jeb. A classic daube de boeuf is ideal for the herbal, earthy side of the wine. Warm lentil salad with garlic sausage is another delicious option, as is a comfort food god, shepherds pie. We have two words left for you: bon apetit!

    Jeb Dunnuck: "Sporting a deep, inky color, the 2015 Maury Sec Kerbuccio is fabulous stuff, as well as a smoking value. Blackberry jam, roasted herbs, black licorice, tapenade and saddle leather give way to a rich, concentrated, seamless red that has moderate acidity, sweet tannin and a great finish. The blend is 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan, aged in 50% new demi-muids, and as I said when I tasted it from barrel, it’s heavenly juice that tastes like it cost three times its price. Drink 2017-2021." Dec 2017

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
    :  "A more serious, structured wine than the Vieilles Vignes, the 2015 Maury Sec Kerbuccio is 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan that was brought up in 50% new demi-muids. Deep, rich, concentrated and full-bodied, yet always light on its feet and graceful, it offers fabulous southern France notes of roasted herbs, pepper, licorice and assorted dark fruits. It’s heavenly juice that tastes like it cost three times the price." Apr 2017

    Winery:  "Purchased by Jean Marc Lafage, Chateau Saint-Roch is located in the Maury Area of the Agly Valley, which is 15 miles from Perpignan and the Mediterranean Sea. The wind here, the "Tramontane," circulates in this corridor between Fenouillèdes and Corbières. The soil of the hills is made up of schiste clay with a limestone base and their altitudes vary between 120 to 370 meters. The southern Catalan sun takes advantage of the refractive qualities of the schist from this ancient icy plateau to give St Roch its unique light."

    750ml, cork         
    Farming Practicing Organic
    Varietal 80% Grenache, 20% Carignan
    Alcohol 15.0%
    Aging 13 months in 500L French oak barrels
    Region Languedoc-Roussillon, France