Mile High's "Wine of the Week": December 17th
Vieux Château des Rocs Cuvée Tradition Lussac Saint-Émilion 2016
Regular Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $17.99
Sale End: 12/27/2020
Score: 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
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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 liqueur sit just behind, waiting patiently to take up the cause. The engaging, multi-dimensional finish is guaranteed to keep you returning to it for sip after sip, bearing witness as impressive notions of graphite, tar, and cigar humidor make fleeting appearances. This is the kind of wine that will age gracefully, developing more and more tertiary characteristics with each passing year. Buy a few bottles and then make plans to return to them like your favorite passages in literature, knowing that each passing day will further deepen your connection to and understanding of them.
Food Pairing:A hearty young Bordeaux like the 2016 Vieux Château des Rocs will pair up remarkably well with a wide range of meals because it offers a perfect mix of fruit and spice without ever getting heavy or coating. Whether your plans are for a classic prime rib roast or something a bit different like the roast acorn squash we had last night that was stuffed with curried red lentils, diced chicken thighs, dried apricots, and blanched haricot verts, this is the kind of wine that will hold your food up on a pedestal creating real synergy with each passing bite and sip.
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This price expires 12/27/2020 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
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