6 BOTTLES CHATEAU ROC DE LEVRAUT & 6 BOTTLES DOMAINE RICAUD BORDEAUX
***MEDAL WINNERS @ CONCOURS DES GRANDES VINS DE FRANCE*** ***88 Parker Points***
Country : France Region: Bordeaux
Vintage: 2012 / 2014 Colour: Red/ White Style: Dry
Producer:Chateau Roc De Levraut
Ageing Potential: 5 to 7 years Red - 3 - 4 Years White
Chateau Roc De Levraut Description:
The Chateau Roc de Levraut receives its name from the enormous boulders that are scattered through the area of rolling hills composed of clay and limestone soils, a characteristic that was no doubt cursed by the original Ballarins who had to clear the soil with oxen, but now cherished because the terroir leads to a distinct sense of minerality in the tightly knit wines.
The 2011 is in the classic structured style that shows red and black fruit, a touch of cassis, that mixture of dark berry and sage-like herbal musk so prevalent in Bordeaux reds, and a lovely plump blueberry from the Cabernet Franc. The tannins are noticeable, but don't dominate the wine, suggesting instead that there will likely be a few years of aging capacity here.
This is a remarkably tasty Bordeaux made in the classic mold. Delicious for drinking now but capable of cellaring for up to five years or more .Excellent Value.
Domaine Ricaud Description:
Fine, mid lemon colour with good development. Delicious rich citrus fruits with a hints of vanilla. Full bodied with a lingering finish.
Ageing Potential:1-3 Years
Intense developed nose of ripe pears with grapefruit and citrus tones. Full bodied with crisp acidity and big fruit development, all very harmonious. Excellent structure and balance. An excellent match for rich fish and creamy chicken dishes.
Food Matches: Beef / Lamb / Goat Cheese / Venison / Game