Tasted this at a store event -- the fact that a wine from Cotes du Castillion has this much concentration, richness, and potential for future development really is nothing short of remarkable. It's a classic right-banker, and heck of a testament to the vintage as a whole. Five stars indeed.
Lots of power, but not over-the-top or alcoholic. Plenty of black fruit, and (I think) it will be even better in a year or two. Tastes to me a lot like the better Saint-Emilions I used to buy.
I tasted this in the Delaware store in early 2012 and bought a few bottles, although they do not seem to have made it into my portfolio. Roque reminded me of the subtler Bordeaux styles before fruit bombs took the industry over, although due to price and availability my exposure to good Bordeaux in recent years has not been high. The "like it" rating is provisional and could go higher after I drink some more.
This has really opened up over the last couple of months. Opened two bottles at a recent dinner party and everyone was WOW'ed. Gave many of them wineaccess website but didn't tell them I didn't pay Bordeaux prices for this beauty.
This a rich delicious wine, It has a very dark core that almost seems syrah like. The flavors are still quite primary and not easily dissected into different components. I like it now and I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it more not that far in the future.
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