Mile High's "Wine of the Week": December 17th
Vieux Château des Rocs Cuvée Tradition Lussac Saint-Émilion 2016
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Drinking a great bottle of Bordeaux is such a joy! Unlike many domestic wines I taste, the sense of balance is so evident in well made Bordeaux. The nose is effusive but not contrived. The palate offers wonderful fruit, never even bordering on being fruity. The finish has supple, engaging length while still retaining the levity that feels so clean and stimulating. Vieux Château des Rocs marries firm tannic intensity with wonderfully ripe fruit in a way that can only be achieved in vintages as good as the 2016. Roast plums and smashed black cherries lead the attack while more supple notes of cassis and myrtille l...