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CHIMÈRES 2017 AP Côtes du Roussillon-Villages
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright very deep intense purple colour. Gently spicy, intense, fairly complex, warm, ripe plum-cherry-cassis purée nose with some cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, plum-cherry purée flavours with a mineral-tinged, gently cedary finish. According to Jeb Dunnuck this blend is now 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 30% Cinsault (Vivino says 65% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan). It is half aged in demi-muids, the other half in concrete tanks has 15% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with new lot number LA419353 on the back label. A REPEAT of the recommended 2017 (**+) was released on 2/22/2020 at $19.95. CSPC 119354
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country France
Region Midi
Rating **+(89 points)
Bright, Ripe, Plum-Cherry Purée
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Coming from Maury and a blend of 40% Grenache and 30% each of Carignan and Syrah, the deep purple colored 2017 Chimeres is a sensational wine in every sense. Kirsch, blueberries, blackberries, crushed rocks, and violet notes all flow to a full-bodied, pure, layered 2017 that's packed with character, yet stays pure, focused, and perfectly balanced. This cuvée is brought up in equal parts concrete tank and demi-muid, and comes all from black slate soils. Buy a case and drink it over the coming 4-6 years. Maturity: 2019-2023. Score - 93 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, April 3, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 18, 2020
Cases bought 1194 (12 bottles per case)

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