2011 Château Rocher Cap de Merle; Bordeaux Supérieur, France

Rocher-Cap-de-MerleWebThis 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.

We get a very small allocation of this 600 case production and recommend it most highly to anyone looking for classic Bordeaux flavors and elegance. The nose is expressive of dark fruits – plums, cherries, currants and black raspberries – along with spicy oak notes. The richness of the nose is confirmed by the ample palate showing fine, silky tannins and terrific length. Although very approachable now, this has an outstanding youthful structure portending  a nice developmental curve of 3-5 years. Delicious Bordeaux for under $20.
Buy a case, decant a few bottles to enjoy now, and hold the others to enjoy over the next few years. Perfect with lamb, duck, filet mignon, savory stews, and the grilled meats of summer.

Run, don’t walk to buy this by the case!
$19.99 per bottle
or $203.90/case ($16.99)
Very limited, less than 5 cases remaining