Château Saint Roch Chimères 2007, Ac Côtes Du Roussillon Villages

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$19.95 (119354)

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91 pts
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February 06, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here is a wildly rustic, flavourful, intensely concentrated southern Roussillon red made mainly from Grenache and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Great choice Vintages on a Wine of the Month. The arid Mediterranean hills in the southeast corner of France are...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

I recommended the 2006 vintage of this Côtes de Roussillon when it was released last May. The 2007 is February wine...

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Ross Richardson
Ross Richardson

89 Schild

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Marcel Legault
Marcel Legault

Diamond in the rough!
I have yet to try any other bottle under $20.00 that is equivalent to this one!!!
Enjoyed this gem multiple times with red meat.
If you can locate it, great buy!

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iveyman
iveyman

A good choice for Wine of the Month.
Smooth,flavourful and elegant.

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James Leroux
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Natalie Kalic
Natalie Kalic

My husband and I both loved it. We plan on buying a few bottles of the 2007 to keep in the cellar.

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Christopher Madej
Christopher Madej

You can pretty much smell the hot Mediterranean sun dripping off of this one. Dense, thick, and full bodied. The nose displays dried herb, roast meat, charcoal and ripe plum and on the palate, this is massive and rich. Silky textured and not too ripe, with lots of earthy, spicy flavours to balance the fruit. The alcohol is a little bit high, however. Decant this, as it took quite a while to open up for me.

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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

tasted July 11/13
Tasted October 2013

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This medium bodied blend consisting of 65% Grenache, 5% Carignan and 30% Syrah has nicely aromatic, integrated notes of cherry, black currant, pine and green pepper. It is tannic (decant for 1 hour) with a medium to long, bretty finish. This wine can be aged for 5 to 10 more years. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted AGAIN in Aug/10 during French wine tasting and it was very well liked by other tasters.

One observation I would like to make is that even though this wine was released in February, there are still plenty of bottles left, which makes me conclude that it is not ALL THAT (as some critics say). However, on the other side, there are many reviews scoring above 90. So perhaps this wine is worthy of a try.

PREVIOUS RATING
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This fruity, medium bodied wine has notes of prune, bilberry and earthiness containing scents of pine. It struck me as a bit acidic and tannic (needs at least 30 min to open). This wine is nice, but I am not a fan of very plumy wines. It reminds me of some Jay Miller 90+ wines from Spain for under $15. Impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Feb/10.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

'07: 89+
'06: 86+

I only had a taste but I enjoyed the '07 MUCH more than the '06. No proper notes but it seemed more dense and complex. I'll write more when I open a bottle and give it a proper go.

I still have an '06 in the cellar...curious how/if that has evolved.

Original review for the '06:

This is a good wine but a '92' seems generous.

Very restrained nose, and tight on the palate, quite dry and very minerally. Bright acidity and fine tannins.

The other bottle will benefit from a couple more cellar years.

A nice drink but I didn't find it lived up to the hype.

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