Château de Rochemorin
Château de Rochemorin belonged to the great philosopher and writer Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, in the 18th century. Among other famous works, he was the author of the "Persian Letters ". Montesquieu was a fine ambassador for the red wines of Rochemorin among his friends,acquaintances and the notables he met during his trips throughout Europe, never forgetting to praise the beautiful complexity and mineral characteristics of his wine, so typical of the Graves terroir. Its beautiful aromatic expression, accompanied by a well-balanced and elegant palate make this one ofthe most reliable wines in the appellation, while remaining very affordable.
Rating and reviews
Le Guide Hachette : 01.09.2013
2014 Edition - Overlooked by a former fortified farm belonging to Montesquieu, the vineyards atChateau de Rochemorin almost disappeared for good in the early 20th century because the owners at the time thought it more profitable to grow a pine forest there... Purchased in 1973 by Andre Lurton, the vineyard is now quite large. The wine is full-bodied and well-structured. Theconcentrated colour entices the taster to discover the attractive bouquet of black fruit, spice, and toasty oak from barrel ageing. The wine starts off smooth and elegant on the palate, with tannin that has already lost most of its rough edges. It will undoubtedly gain more complexity with three or four more years in bottle.
Gault et Millau : 01.06.2013 - Note : 15.00 / 20
A bouquet of ripe red fruit and spice with balsamic and empyreumatic overtones. Starts out quite soft, but asserts itself more on the aftertaste. Excellent, very smooth tannin. A little bottle age will make this wine even more enjoyable.
The Wine Spectator : 01.04.2013 - Note : 90.00 / 100
Web only - Boasts a tobacco and roasted cedar frame, with a sanguine edge that guides the lightly mulled plum and red currant fruit.The supple, stylish finish lingers. Drink now through 2022. (James Molesworth)
Other : 03.01.2013
Anthocyanins - Intense, aromatic bouquet with hints of red-berry fruit. Lovely spicy overtones on aeration. Pure, clean and crystalline on the palate. A lovely wine.
Le Point : 01.05.2011 - Note : 14.50 / 20
Red fruit, full palate, smooth, mellow, elegant, delicate, well-rounded fresh tannins, lively generous finish. Drink from 2013 - Should last 15 years - (Jacques Dupont)
Bettane et Desseauve : 01.05.2011 - Note : 16.00 / 20
The nose is both powerful and elegant, with lovely ripe fruit, some mineral notes, with peony and toasty oak. The palate is soft and full, with a magnificent tannic underlay, freshness, length and excellent balance. A fine wine.
Jancisrobinson.com : 12.04.2011 - Note : 15.50 / 20
Very dark purple. Scented and ripe. Attractive mix. Sweet start and just a little facile and oaky toasty. Sleek and easy - Drink 2015-2022 - (Jancis Robinson)
The Wine Spectator : 12.04.2011 - Note : from 87.00 to 90.00 / 100
Exhibits dark, winey aromas, with overt anise and plum sauce aromas and flavors backed by dark charcoal and roasted vanilla notes. There's more on the end than in the middle right now. (James Molesworth)
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