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Chateau La Roque Pic Saint Loup 2012


Recommendation: A VERY nice red table wine that’s an EXCELLENT value.

Winery/Producer: Jacques Figuette; Chateau La Roque, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre

Geographic Region, Appellation: Pic Saint Loup; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Roast pork, potatoes and garden salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, with a very dark Ruby red color and a slightly lighter rim. Dark fruit and smoky aromas with hints of musk. Very pleasant, fruity cherry and plum taste with a long finish that has hints of mineral. Full body, LOTS of rich Grenache in the bouquet, ripe fruit flavors throughout and a lingering finish makes a very nice French red. A tad rough on the finish, but in a nutshell it’s a VERY nice red table wine that’s an EXCELLENT value.

    She said: Dark red, opaque, goodly number of well spaced legs moving along leisurely. Dusky red fruit aroma with a slight alcohol scent on the first pour. The taste holds forth more fruitiness complemented by full body, dryness, and a slight bit of roughness. The finish is long and tasty with the tannins shining forth. At $15 it is a very enjoyable wine and very good with food.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 7 61503 43277 3

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.