This very small,1 hectare (2.41 acres), vineyard of Château Rocher Cap de Merle belongs to Philippe Durand, owner of Chateau Rocher Corbin in Montagne Saint-Emilion and is situated in the commune of Les Artigues de Lussac, in the Lussac Saint-Emilion Appellation.
With an annual production of less than 600 cases, there isn’t much wine to go around, so we feel lucky to have snagged twenty cases of the 50 that came to the US market. This wine is nearly black in color and exhibits a very deep and fleshy nose with ample and full aromas of wild strawberries, black fruits; redcurrants, and cassis. Rich and concentrated the medium-bodied palate offers impressive flavor concentration for a Bordeaux Supérieur, enhanced by a subtle oak spice on the long, fruit-filled finish. A niche wine that is a must try if you are a fan of high quality Bordeaux. Drink now through 2016.
$19.99 per bottle or $203.90/case ($16.99)